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Title: Gene targeting and gene transfer studies of the plasminogen/plasmin system: implications in thrombosis, hemostasis, neointima formation, and atherosclerosis
Authors: Carmeliet, Peter ×
Collen, Desire #
Issue Date: Jul-1995
Series Title: FASEB Journal vol:9 issue:10 pages:934-8
Abstract: The plasminogen/plasmin or fibrinolytic system with its physiological triggers, tissue-type plasminogen activator, and urokinase-type plasminogen activator has been presumed to participate in normal and pathological processes of the vessel wall such as blood clot dissolution (thrombolysis), hemostasis, aneurysm formation, neovascularization, restenosis, and atherosclerosis. The implied role of the fibrinolytic system in vivo is, however, deduced from correlations between fibrinolytic activity and (patho)physiological phenomena, which does not allow establishing a cause/consequence relationship. Gene targeting and gene transfer technologies allow establishment of the in vivo role of gene products more conclusively. This article reviews briefly the findings of such studies on thrombolysis/thrombosis, hemostasis, neointima formation, atherosclerosis, and associated effects on survival.
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ISSN: 0892-6638
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism (Vesalius Research Center) (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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