BPC 157 and Blood Vessels
Formation of new blood vessels involves two main, partly overlapping mechanisms, angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. The additional mechanism of arteriogenesis is involved in the formation of collaterals. In conjunction with blood vessel function, we at least have to consider leakage of fluid/proteins/plasma, resulting in edema/exudate formation as well as thrombogenesis. Blood vessels are also strongly involved in tumor biology. In this aspect, we have neoangiogenesis resulting in pathological vascularization, vascular invasion resulting in release of metastatic cells and the phenomenon of homing resulting in formation of secondary tumors – metastases.
Keywords: Vasculogenesis; adults; Arteriogenesis; adults; Blood vessel leakage; edema; Blood vessel leakage; embryonic/fetal; exudate; Blood vessel obstruction; healing tumors; hypoxia/occlusion induced; minimal vessel wall damage induced; pressure induced; primary development; Angiogenesis; secondary; thrombosis; vessel wall damage induced; vessel wall damage
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2014
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