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Title: Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Implications for Angiogenesis
Authors: Williams, Kent Edward
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2010
Abstract: The extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential requirement for maintaining permanent shape and rigidity in multicellular organisms. The ECM serves two main functions: scaffolding and signaling. Insoluble collagen and soluble proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and glycoproteins allow for water retention and flexibility. The signaling role of the ECM is essential for a multitude of events including vascular development and angiogenesis. Via interactions with vascular endothelial cells, proteins of the ECM can induce or repress angiogenesis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10484/967
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