Published in Cancer Weekly, April 8th, 2003
"Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) was one of the first endogenous inhibitors of angiogenesis to be discovered. This large multimodular protein of around 600 kDa inhibits endothelial cell proliferation, migration and morphogenic organization into capillary tubes. TSP-2 shares homology with TSP-1 in primary sequence, structural organization and angiostatic properties," according to researchers in France.
"TSP-1-null and TSP-2-null mice display increased tissue vascularity and enhanced sensitivity to carcinogenesis. Conversely, overexpression of TSP-1 or TSP-2 in cancer cells results in reduced tumor...
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