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Macrophages and angiogenesis

Edited by Jan Kitajewski

Macrophages are receiving increasing attention from angiogenic researchers. They influence blood vessel development during growth or tissue repair, and also during tumorigenesis. This Vascular Cell thematic series draws upon experts in this emerging field. Contributions cover tumor-associated myeloid cells, Wnt signaling in macrophages, macrophages and lymphangiogenesis, and a discussion of pro-angiogenic microglia active in retina.

The Editor will consider the submission of non-commissioned articles for publication in this thematic series.

  1. Content type: Research

    Angiogenesis and macrophage recruitment to the uterus are key features of uterine decidualization; the progesterone-mediated uterine changes that allow for embryo implantation and initiation of pregnancy. In t...

    Authors: Nataki C Douglas, Ralf C Zimmermann, Qian Kun Tan, Chantae S Sullivan-Pyke, Mark V Sauer, Jan K Kitajewski and Carrie J Shawber

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2014 6:16

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  2. Content type: Review

    Macrophages are highly plastic hematopoietic cells with diversified functions related to their anatomic location and differentiation states. A number of recent studies have examined the role of macrophages in ...

    Authors: Xinguo Jiang, Wen Tian, Yon K Sung, Jin Qian and Mark R Nicolls

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2014 6:5

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  3. Content type: Review

    Tumor vascularization is a highly complex process that involves the interaction between tumors and their surrounding stroma, as well as many distinct angiogenesis-regulating factors. Tumor associated macrophag...

    Authors: Chunqing Guo, Annicole Buranych, Devanand Sarkar, Paul B Fisher and Xiang-Yang Wang

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2013 5:20

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Vascular Cell 2014 6:2

  4. Content type: Erratum

    After the publication of this work [1] it was brought to our attention that citations in the article were not correspondingly numbered in the reference list. To avoid confusion, the article is republished here in...

    Authors: Tom Arnold and Christer Betsholtz

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2013 5:12

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    The original article was published in Vascular Cell 2013 5:4

  5. Content type: Review

    Angiogenesis plays a key role in several rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and vasculitides. An imbal...

    Authors: Nicola Maruotti, Tiziana Annese, Francesco Paolo Cantatore and Domenico Ribatti

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2013 5:11

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  6. Content type: Review

    The body’s vascular system is thought to have developed in order to supply oxygen and nutrients to cells beyond the reach of simple diffusion. Hence, relative hypoxia in the growing central nervous system (CNS...

    Authors: Tom Arnold and Christer Betsholtz

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2013 5:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Vascular Cell 2013 5:12

  7. Content type: Review

    Bone marrow derived myeloid cells progressively accumulate in tumors, where they establish an inflammatory microenvironment that is favorable for tumor growth and spread. These cells are comprised primarily of...

    Authors: Michael C Schmid and Judith A Varner

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2012 4:14

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  8. Content type: Review

    Macrophages regulate many developmental and pathological processes in both embryonic and adult tissues, and recent studies have shown a significant role in angiogenesis. Similarly, Wnt signaling is fundamental...

    Authors: Andrew C Newman and Christopher C W Hughes

    Citation: Vascular Cell 2012 4:13

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