Reference : Lymphangiogenesis: in vitro and in vivo models
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Life sciences : Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Lymphangiogenesis: in vitro and in vivo models
Bruyère, Françoise [> >]
Noël, Agnès mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie cellulaire et moléculaire appliquée à l'homme >]
FASEB Journal
Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology
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[en] lymphatic endothelial cell ; lymphedema ; metastatic dissemination ; graft rejection
[en] Lymphangiogenesis, the formation of new lymphatic vessels from preexisting ones, is an important biological process associated with diverse pathologies, such as metastatic dissemination and graft rejection. In addition, lymphatic hypoplasia characterizes lymphedema, usually a progressive and lifelong condition for which no curative treatment exists. Much progress has been made in recent years in identifying molecules specifically expressed on lymphatic vessels and in the setting up of in vitro and in vivo models of lymphangiogenesis. These new tools rapidly provided an abundance of information on the mechanisms underlying lymphatic development and the progression of diseases associated with lymphatic dysfunction. In this review, we describe the common in vitro and in vivo models of lymphangiogenesis that have proven suitable for investigating lymphatic biology and the interactions occurring between lymphatic vessels and other cells, such as immune cells and cancer cells. Their rationales and limitations are discussed and illustrated by the most informative findings obtained with them.
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