Title: Guidance of vascular and neural network formation
Authors: Eichmann, Anne ×
Le Noble, Ferdinand
Autiero, Monica
Carmeliet, Peter #
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Series Title: Current opinion in neurobiology vol:15 issue:1 pages:108-15
Abstract: Blood vessels and nerves are structurally similar complex branched systems. Their guidance must be exquisitely regulated to ensure proper wiring of both networks. Recent results showed that specialized endothelial cells, resembling axonal growth cones, form the tips of growing capillaries. These endothelial tip cells guide outgrowing capillaries in response to gradients of extracellular matrix-bound vascular endothelial growth factor. Several axon guidance molecules, including Semaphorins, Netrins, Ephrins and Slits, have also been implicated in vessel pathfinding and network formation. In particular, Semaphorin3E and its receptor plexinD1 in addition to the Netrin receptor UNC5B have recently been shown to direct endothelial tip cell navigation.
ISSN: 0959-4388
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism (VIB-KU Leuven Centre for Cancer Biology) (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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