ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-031014-9
Fishing for novel angiogenic therapies
Kidd, K.R. and Weinstein, B.M.
Date: 2003
Source: British journal of pharmacology   140(4): 585-594 (Review)
Registered Authors: Kidd, Kameha, Weinstein, Brant M.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Angiogenesis Inducing Agents/therapeutic use*
  • Animals
  • Blood Vessels/embryology
  • Drug Design*
  • Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
  • Models, Animal*
  • Zebrafish/anatomy & histology
  • Zebrafish/physiology
PubMed: 14534143 Full text @ Br. J. Pharmacol.
The zebrafish has recently emerged as an important model for the study of vascular embryogenesis. Its genetic accessibility, external development, and optically clear embryo are just a few of the features that set the zebrafish apart as a particularly well-suited model for studying vascular development. However, there is little precedent for its use as a tool for the experimental study of therapeutic angiogenesis. Here, we review the use of the zebrafish for studying vascular development and patterning, and discuss how the zebrafish might be used more directly as a model for developing and testing effective therapeutic angiogenesis approaches.