alexa Regulation of angiogenesis by homotypic and heterotypic notch signalling in endothelial cells and pericytes: from basic research to potential therapies.


Journal of Cell Signaling

Author(s): Sainson RC, Harris AL

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The notch-signalling pathway regulates cell fate and differentiation through cell-cell communication. In recent years, several in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that notch-signalling functions as a negative feedback mechanism downstream of the VEGF-signalling pathway that acts to finely shape the vascular network. Notch activation by the Jagged-1 and Delta-like 4 ligands regulates different steps of blood vessel development ranging from proliferation and survival of endothelial cells, to vessel branching and arterial-venous differentiation. In addition, heterotypic notch signalling from endothelial cells to pericytes is critical for vessel stabilization and maturation. Interestingly, several studies have demonstrated that blocking the notch pathway can delay tumour growth. Unexpectedly however, tumour growth inhibition by Notch was caused by an increased number of non-functional vessels, which resulted in poor tumour perfusion. This approach of modulating notch signalling, combined with the extended knowledge acquired on the basic vascular role of notch signalling, will aid the development of treatments targetting human pathologies such as tissue ischaemia and solid tumour formation. This article was published in Angiogenesis and referenced in Journal of Cell Signaling

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version