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Title: Spatial and temporal distribution of growth factors and their receptors in diabetic retinopathy
Author: Smith, Gillian M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2750 5383
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2007
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CONCLUSION These data suggest a role for both angiogenic factors and anti-angiogenic factors and the caveolins in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, possibly by acting synergistically to mediate a wide range of cellular responses culminating in the formation of a fibrovascular membrane. Therapeutic intervention to the VEGF and Tie-2 receptor, and possibly stimulation of the PEDF signalling, pathways may prove useful for the treatment of PDR.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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