The review summarizes data obtained by the authors and other laboratories concerning the role of urokinase plasminogen activator in vessel remodeling and angiogenesis. The data have shown that urokinase is involved in unfavorable vascular remodeling during the development of restenosis, atherosclerosis and also in the regulation of angiogenesis. Urokinase is a promising target for therapeutic interventions aimed at restenosis prevention. Urokinase gene therapy may be a perspective strategy for the treatment of tissue ischemia.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk|
|State||Published - May 1 2004|
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