tube formation

Known as: tube lumen formation 
Creation of the central hole of a tube in an anatomical structure through which gases and/or liquids flow. [GOC:bf]
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
A protocol is presented here for a rapid, quantitative and reliable in vitro angiogenesis assay that can be adapted for high… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
We show that endothelial cell (EC)-generated vascular guidance tunnels (ie, matrix spaces created during tube formation) serve as… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Rho GTPases regulate a diverse spectrum of cellular functions involved in vascular morphogenesis. Here, we show that Cdc42 and… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced vascular repair, as indicated by impaired wound healing and reduced collateral… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), circulating in peripheral blood, migrate toward target tissue, differentiate, and contribute… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
Various cell adhesion molecules mediate the diverse functions of the vascular endothelium, such as cell adhesion, neutrophil… (More)
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1997
Highly Cited
1997
Previous studies have suggested that the GATA4 transcription factor plays an important role in regulating mammalian cardiac… (More)
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1997
Highly Cited
1997
The presence of mast cells near capillary sprouting sites suggests an association between mast cells and angiogenesis. However… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
Human endothelial cells, when suspended within three-dimensional collagen matrices, develop intracellular vacuoles that coalesce… (More)
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1993
Highly Cited
1993
Human endothelial cells are induced to form an anastomosing network of capillary tubes on a gel of collagen I in the presence of… (More)
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