Tag: Angiogenesis

Vatalanib (PTK787) is an Inhibitor of VEGFR2/KDR

Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) is the receptor for VEGF. VEGF is an important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. VEGFRs consist of three subtypes, the fms-like tyrosine kinase Flt-1 (VEGFR1/Flt-1), the kinase domain region, also referred to as fetal liver kinase (VEGFR2/KDR/Flk-1), and Flt-4 (VEGFR3)....

Tetrac is a Thyrointegrin Receptor Antagonist

In the angiogenesis process, integrins are members of a family of cell surface transmembrane receptors. They play a critical role particularly in blood vessel formation and the local release of vascular growth factors. Thyroid hormones such as T4 and T3 promote angiogenesis and tumor cell proliferation via integrin αvβ3...

Alofanib, An Allosteric Inhibitor of FGFR2

FGF family participates in a variety of physiological processes in adult organism including regulation of angiogenesis. FGF acts via high affinity binding to specific receptors (FGFR) in various cells and stimulates cell proliferation, differentiation, and migration. Angiogenesis plays a pivotal role in the development of various physiological and pathological...