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AJR. American journal of roentgenology

ALPHA glycolytic vasculogenesis better correlates with MRI and CT imaging techniques than the traditional oxygen vasculogenesis theory.


PMID 25415739

Abstract

Traditional vasculogenesis has many contradictions related to treatment and imaging. This occurs because cancer also uses glycolysis, which does not need oxygen or arteries. Glycolytic lactate supports many procancer processes but high levels of it inhibit glycolysis. To avoid this, lactate induces vascular growth factors that initiate glycolytic vasculogenesis ALPHA (acidic lactate sequentially induces first lymphangiogenesis, phlebogenesis, and then arteriogenesis). The sequence of vessel development is lymphatics, veins, and then arteries. Modern contrast imaging depends more on veins than arteries, which is more consistent with ALPHA than the traditional theory.