Pharmacological Tools for the Study of H2S Contribution to Angiogenesis

  • Lucia MorbidelliEmail author
  • Martina Monti
  • Erika Terzuoli
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2007)


Recently, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been characterized as an endogenous mediator able to control a series of cellular and tissue functions relevant for tissue homeostasis and repair such as angiogenesis. This chapter describes the tools and their use in a set of angiogenesis assays performed by using cultured endothelial cells in order to study the relevance of exogenous or endogenous H2S production and release during the occurrence of angiogenesis.

Key words

Angiogenesis Endothelial cells Hydrogen sulfide Cystathionine γ-lyase Proliferation Migration Chemoinvasion Permeability Gelatinase 



Part of this work was funded by Italian Space Agency (project “Tissue Repair in Microgravity” ASI N. 2013-090-R.O).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Morbidelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martina Monti
    • 1
  • Erika Terzuoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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