Angiogenesis & Bone
The Role of the Vascular
Endothelial Growth Factor Family
in Bone Development & Repair
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia No. 310

By Christa Maes
June 2004
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058673766
175 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$125.00 Paper Original

This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Each time the heart beats, it pumps the blood through about 100,000 miles of blood vessels throughout all parts of the body, supplying tissues with sufficient oxygen and nutrients for their normal functioning. Angiogenesis, the formation of the blood vessel network consisting of arteries, veins and capillaries, represents a major developmental challenge and remains important during specific physiological processes in the adult.

Additionally, deregulated angiogenesis contributes to numerous diseases, stimulating extensive research in the field of (pathological) angiogenesis and development of therapeutic strategies at a rapidly increasing pace. Contents include: General Introduction, Aims of the Study, Materials and Methods, Role of the VEGF Isoforms in Bone Development, Role of PLGF in Fracture Repair, General Discussion & Perspectives.


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