MEDICINE: Re: Mechanisms for angiogenesis

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 07:33:40 MST

>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>

>In what I consider to be a rather stunning result, scientists at
>Memorial Sloan-Kettering have demonstrated that new blood vessels
>in tumors are actually generated from circulating precursor
>endothelial cells derived from bone marrow stem cells. They
>further demonstrate that antibodies to two receptors (VEGFR1
>and VEGFR2) will block the recruitment of the precursor cells
>and prevent tumor growth.

>Sciencedaily article:

I guess it never occured to me that we have stem cells circulating
through us, now we just need to learn to recruit them....


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