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Trends Cell Biol. 1996 Dec;6(12):454-6.

The role of vascular endothelial growth factor in blood vessel formation.

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Max-Planck-Institute for Physiological and Clinical Research, Institute, Bad Nauheim, Germany.


Angiogenic growth factors and their endothelial receptors function as signalling molecules during vascular growth and development. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors represent a key regulatory system of embryonic vascular development and of both physiological and pathological neovascularization.

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