Potential Sources of Angiogenic Factors

  • Gordon K. Klintworth


Several investigators have focused on the source of the angiogenic activity and progress is only now beginning in the assessment of the relative roles of the many potential participants in corneal angiogenesis. In theory the angiogenic factor(s) responsible for corneal vascularization could arise from one or more of the following sources: the denatured tissue, the injurious agent, corneal cells, cells of noncorneal origin, pericorneal vascular cells, serum, tears, or the aqueous humor.


Mast Cell Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Capillary Endothelial Cell Corneal Stroma Corneal Tissue 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon K. Klintworth
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  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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