vascular endothelial growth factor


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vascular endothelial growth factor

n. Abbr. VEGF
Any of a family of signaling proteins that cause the proliferation of endothelial cells and the development of blood vessels. They are active during normal processes such as embryogenesis and also during certain pathological processes, such as the growth of malignant tumors. Several cancer drugs have been developed that inhibit the activity of these proteins or their cell receptors.
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Vascular endothelial growth factor is a key regulator of angiogenesis and vascular function.
Measurement of the "free" form of cytokine, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was done by VEGF sandwich enzyme immunoassay (EIA) as per protocol.
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6 ng/mL, IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) levels of at least 5,235 ng/mL, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels less than 388.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is a naturally occurring protein in the body whose normal role is to trigger formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to support the growth of the body's tissues and organs.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial-cell--specific mitogen and the most potent vascular growth factor found to date.
6) In rabbits, Hashimoto et al showed that steroids suppress the formation of granulation tissue (1) by reducing vascular permeability, (2) by decreasing extravasation and the migration of inflammatory cells to the site of infection, (3) by inhibiting the production of a variety of chemotactic factors (especially complement factors and lymphocyte-derived factors), and (4) by acting on growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor and transforming growth factor beta.
The biology of vascular endothelial growth factor [Review].
Vascular endothelial growth factor secretion has also been observed in human tissue-engineered vessels using smooth muscle cells.
A key mediator in angiogenesis is vascular endothelial growth factor, as it stimulates endothelial cell proliferation and migration and increases vascular permeability.
Both PLP and HGF prevented the thickening of rat peritoneum induced by PD and ameliorated accumulation of AGE and expression of TGF-beta1, vascular endothelial growth factor, and type 1 collagen and a number of blood vessels.
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