home   genetic news   bioinformatics   biotechnology   literature   journals   ethics   positions   events   sitemap
 
  HUM-MOLGEN -> Genetic News | search  
 

Molecule That Controls Blood Vessel Growth Offers New View Of Angiogenesis

 
  August, 31 2001 18:53
your information resource in human molecular genetics
 
     
BLOOD VESSELS: GROWTH AREA

A new-found molecule that controls blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) in specific parts of the body offers a new view of angiogenesis — the perturbation of which contributes to cancers, blindness and arthritis.

During the past decade, a number of general angiogenic molecules have been identified that broadly and nonspecifically affect the growth of blood vessels in most organs. The newly discovered molecule, EG-VEGF, report Napoleone Ferrara and colleagues of Genetech Inc., San Francisco, California, in this week’s Nature (Vol. 412, No. 6850, 30 Aug 2001), is the first to influence only one type of tissue — the lining tissues or endothelium of the endocrine glands, the organs that produce steroid hormones essential for growth, metabolism, stress, reproduction and sexual development.

"This discovery suggests that additional tissue-specific angiogenic molecules exist. If so, this would create numerous novel — and likely safer — therapeutic possibilities to stimulate or inhibit angiogenesis more selectively in diseased tissues without affecting healthy organs," says Peter Carmeliet of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in an accompanying News and Views article.

CONTACT:

Napoleone Ferrara
tel +1 650 225 2968
e-mail nf@gene.com

Peter Carmeliet
tel +32 16 34 57 72
e-mail peter.carmeliet@med.kuleuven.be

(C) Nature press release.


Message posted by: Trevor M. D'Souza

print this article mail this article
Bookmark and Share this page (what is this?)

Social bookmarking allows users to save and categorise a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others. This is different to using your own browser bookmarks which are available using the menus within your web browser.

Use the links below to share this article on the social bookmarking site of your choice.

Read more about social bookmarking at Wikipedia - Social Bookmarking

Latest News
Variants Associated with Pediatric Allergic Disorder

Mutations in PHF6 Found in T-Cell Leukemia

Genetic Risk Variant for Urinary Bladder Cancer

Antibody Has Therapeutic Effect on Mice with ALS

Regulating P53 Activity in Cancer Cells

Anti-RNA Therapy Counters Breast Cancer Spread

Mitochondrial DNA Diversity

The Power of RNA Sequencing

‘Pro-Ageing' Therapy for Cancer?

Niche Genetics Influence Leukaemia

Molecular Biology: Clinical Promise for RNA Interference

Chemoprevention Cocktail for Colon Cancer

more news ...

Generated by News Editor 2.0 by Kai Garlipp
WWW: Kai Garlipp, Frank S. Zollmann.
7.0 © 1995-2016 HUM-MOLGEN. All rights reserved. Liability, Copyright and Imprint.