ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-020710-1
Walking the walk: migration and other common themes in blood and vascular development
Traver, D. and Zon, L.I.
Date: 2002
Source: Cell   108(6): 731-734 (Review)
Registered Authors: Traver, David, Zon, Leonard I.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Blood Cells/cytology*
  • Blood Vessels/cytology
  • Blood Vessels/embryology*
  • Cell Movement/physiology*
  • Endothelial Growth Factors/physiology*
  • Lymphokines/physiology*
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic/physiology*
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors
PubMed: 11955426 Full text @ Cell
In this issue of Cell, a study by N. Cho and coworkers provides insight into the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling in Drosophila hematopoiesis. Their work suggests that an ancestral function of VEGF was to guide blood cell migration and highlights the conservation of at least one aspect of VEGF signaling during evolution.