Behrous Davani et al.
Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 25(12), 3215-3222 (2007-09-29)
Islet transplantation offers improved glucose homeostasis in diabetic patients, but transplantation of islets is limited by the supply of donor pancreases. Undifferentiated precursors hold promise for cell therapy because they can expand before differentiation to produce a large supply of...
Kazuhide Hayakawa et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 31(29), 10666-10670 (2011-07-22)
Originally identified as an angiogenic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) is now known to play multiple roles in the CNS, including the direct regulation of neuronal and astrocytic functions. Here, we ask whether VEGF-A can also have a novel...
The biology of vascular endothelial growth factor.
N Ferrara et al.
Endocrine reviews, 18(1), 4-25 (1997-02-01)
Michael Bressan et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 141(21), 4149-4157 (2014-10-03)
Efficient blood flow depends on two developmental processes that occur within the atrioventricular junction (AVJ) of the heart: conduction delay, which entrains sequential chamber contraction; and valve formation, which prevents retrograde fluid movement. Defects in either result in severe congenital...
G Conn et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 87(4), 1323-1327 (1990-02-01)
A growth factor that is mitogenic for vascular endothelial cells, with an ED50 of approximately 1 ng/ml, has been purified 170,000-fold to apparent homogeneity from tissue culture medium conditioned by a rat glioma-derived cell line. The pure protein is a...