Modulatory Role of VEGF in Angiogenesis for Cell Survival
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is established to play a crucial role in angiogenesis, cell survival, and thus appear to be important in many pathophysiological processes. VEGF and anti VEGF therapy have been used in treatment of cancer, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disorders, psoriasis, wound healing, age-related macular degeneration, and so on. This review elaborates role of VEGF as cell survival factor in various diseases and several therapeutic strategies involving VEGFs and their receptors. The development of side effects and resistance to therapy involving VEGF needs to be considered while designing new molecules along with molecular modeling techniques.
KeywordsVEGF Angiogenesis Cancer Cell survival
We express our gratitude to Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India for providing financial support and SPP School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai, India for providing facilities to carry out the research work.
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