Angioadaptation: Keeping the vascular system in shape

Andreas Zakrzewicz, Timothy W. Secomb, Axel R. Pries

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The development and maintenance of the vascular system requires not only the formation of new vessels (vasculogenesis, angiogenesis) but also the continuous adjustment of vessel and network structures in response to functional needs. This "angioadaptation" depends on the interplay of vascular responses to growth factors, to the metabolic status of the tissue, and to hemodynamic forces exerted by the flowing blood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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