Published in Diabetes Week, June 30th, 2003
"Angiopoietins are a recently discovered family of growth factors which act on endothelial cells via Tie receptors. They are widely expressed and have essential roles in regulating vascular growth, development, maturation and permeability. Disturbances in microvascular regulation play an important part in a number of diseases prominent in the developed world including diabetes, ischemic heart disease and cancer," scientists in England report.
"It is the interplay between angiopoietins and other factors including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which determines endothelial...
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