Angiogenesis: In Vitro Systems

Edited by

  • David Cheresh, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels and is an important natural process in the body. A healthy body maintains a perfect balance of angiogenesis modulators. In many serious disease states, however, the body loses control over antiogenesis. Diseases that are angiogensis-dependent result when blood vessels either grow excessively or insufficiently.
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Researchers in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology, neurology, oncology, pathology, cardiology, rheumatology, opthamology, and genetics


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374315-2

Table of Contents

Studying cell signaling pathways; Flow mediated signaling; Endothelial cell adhesion and migration on the ECM; EC sprouting assays; Lumen formation assays; Isolation and propagation of EC's or SMC's; Cell-based assays to screen anti-angiogenic agents (chemical approach; ES cell models of vascular network formation; Co-culture studies with EC plus other cell types; Aortic ring sprouting (multiple cell types present); Effects of hypoxia or hyperoxia; Vascular Proteomics; In vitro vascular barrier function; EC leukocyte interactions; ECM signaling to the vasculature; Vascular Integrin signaling; Mechanical Signaling in blood vessels; Vascular and neuronal patterning; Vascular growth factors and their signals; VEGF receptor signal transduction; Development and testing of monoclonal antibodies directed to angiogenic targets.