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A Molecular Link between Cell Migration and Vascular Disease

Author: <a rel="author" href="/science-lab/authors/detail/author/roberti/"> Julia Roberti , Dr. </a>
Dec 19, 2018
Blood vessels transport vital nutrients and oxygen to all the cells in the body. Guided by a complex signaling network, endothelial cells sprout, proliferate, and migrate to form those vessels. One of the processes of vascular formation is angiogenesis, the growth of new vessels from pre-existing ones. Our current knowledge of the mechanisms controlling angiogenesis and vascular stability is still limited. However, these mechanisms play important roles in the pathophysiology of cancer, diabetes and stroke. Understanding the factors that control healthy and unhealthy blood vessel development is fundamental to prevent and fight such diseases. Read article