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Hormonal Regulation of Gonadal Angiogenesis

  • H. William Schnaper
  • Constance E. Runyan
Part of the Cardiovascular Molecular Morphogenesis book series (CARDMM)

Abstract

In the reproductive system, the rapid growth and regression of decidual tissue depends on concomitant increases and decreases in the extent of the vascular network supporting that tissue. This suggests that, like reproductive organ function, angiogenesis and vessel regression are regulated by gonadal steroids. This chapter considers the evidence supporting this hypothesis and discusses potential mechanisms by which these hormones may modulate vascular cell function.

Keywords

Endothelial Cell Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Menstrual Cycle Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell Corpus Luteum 
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  • H. William Schnaper
  • Constance E. Runyan

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