They found none of the current anti-diabetic medications had any positive effects on these blood vessel
'The fact we are seeing the blood vessels
leaking, independent of tau and amyloid, when people have cognitive impairment on a mild level, suggests it could be a totally separate process or a very early process,' said senior author Dr Berislav Zlokovic, chair and professor of physiology and neuroscience at USC.
"We believe these findings represent an entirely new way of thinking about how blood vessels
are formed and, ultimately, how stem cells can be used to treat disorders related to blood vessel
malfunction," said researcher Nobuyuki Takakura.
By contrast, GT198 expression was essentially nonexistent in normal oral cavity tissue that did not have this abnormal proliferation of blood vessels
The initial state of the blood vessel
has a great effect on the analysis result of the blood vessel
The Johns Hopkins team's solution is important because networks of new blood vessels
, assembled in the lab for transplanting into patients, could be a boon to people whose circulatory systems have been damaged by heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.
There is a parallel with the "wet" form of the sight disorder agerelated macular degeneration, in which blood vessels
grow behind the retina, Prof Jefferies believes.
Previous attempts at blood vessel
regeneration have focused on the cells that line artery walls rather than the support cells.
A DISCOVERY that makes it possible to speed up or slow down the growth of blood vessels
could yield new ways of tackling cancer and heart disease, it was claimed.
"But it does appear that having a healthy blood vessel
structure in the brain is really a big help to the brain."
"In one type of stroke, blood flow is stopped because the blood vessel
is constricted and or blocked," he says.
MC: We are identifying signaling molecules that can stimulate blood vessel
growth, or angiogenesis, but at the same time prevent vessels from becoming leaky.
In preliminary studies, the experimental medication Macugen--which is administered directly into the eye--was shown to inhibit abnormal blood vessel
growth and stabilize blood vessel
leakage, resulting in improved Vision by three lines or more on standard eye charts in 26 percent of patients.
Activation of the VEGFR-1 receptor by VEGF leads to the release of a gaseous molecule called nitric oxide that promotes blood vessel
growth in the body.