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An Overview of VEGF-Mediated Signal Transduction

  • Ian EvansEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1332)

Abstract

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a fundamental role in angiogenesis and endothelial cell biology, and has been the subject of intense study as a result. VEGF acts via a diverse and complex range of signaling pathways, with new targets constantly being discovered. This review attempts to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding VEGF cell signaling in endothelial and cardiovascular biology, with a particular emphasis on its role in angiogenesis.

Key words

VEGF Signal transduction VEGFR2 Neuropilin Endothelial 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Supported by BHF Programme Grant RG/06/003.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, Division of MedicineUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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