Roles of signaling and transcriptional networks in pathological lymphangiogenesis.

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Lymphangiogenesis, the generation of new lymphatic vessels, plays important roles in cancer metastasis. Outstanding progress during the past decade has dramatically increased the novel knowledge and insights of the mechanisms underlying the generation of new lymphatic vessels, the roles of transcription factors and lymphangiogenic growth factors during physiological development and pathological processes such as cancer and inflammation. Furthermore, an understanding of the molecular consequences during tumor lymphangiogenesis has provided chances to develop better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches that aim to limit the progression of cancer. In this article, we will explain the current knowledge of how lymphatic function is altered in various pathological conditions including cancer progression.


  • Yasuhiro Yoshimatsu
  • Hideki Miyazaki
  • Tetsuro Watabe
Enheter & grupper

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Cancer och onkologi
Sidor (från-till)161-171
TidskriftAdvanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Tidigt onlinedatum2016 feb 3
StatusPublished - 2016
Peer review utfördJa