The Role of Thrombin in Angiogenesis

  • Michael E. Maragoudakis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 294)


Angiogenesis describes collectively a complex of cascade of events leading to the formation of new blood vessels. The process involves endothelial cell activation proliferation and migration, cell rearrangement or programmed cell death as well as production, degradation and realignment of the extracellular matrix.


Angiogenic Action Endothelial Cell Activation Thrombin Receptor Matrigel Plug Thrombin Receptor Activate Peptide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Maragoudakis
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  1. 1.Dept. of PharmacologyUniversity of Patras Medical SchoolPatrasGreece

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