Fishing for novel angiogenic therapies
- Kidd, K.R. and Weinstein, B.M.
- British journal of pharmacology 140(4): 585-594 (Review)
- Registered Authors
- Kidd, Kameha, Weinstein, Brant M.
- MeSH Terms
- Angiogenesis Inducing Agents/therapeutic use*
- Blood Vessels/embryology
- Drug Design*
- Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
- Models, Animal*
- Zebrafish/anatomy & histology
- 14534143 Full text @ Br. J. Pharmacol.
Kidd, K.R. and Weinstein, B.M. (2003) Fishing for novel angiogenic therapies. British journal of pharmacology. 140(4):585-594.
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.
Genes / Markers
Mutation and Transgenics
Human Disease / Model Data
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Engineered Foreign Genes
Errata and Notes