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Angiogenesis is a hallmark of solid tumors, and disruption of tumor vasculature is an active anticancer therapy in some cases. Several proteins expressed on the surface of tumor endothelium have been identified during the last decade. However, due to the expression in both physiological and tumor angiogenesis, only a few targets have been developed for clinical therapeutics. By thorough SAGE analysis of mouse endothelial cells isolated from various normal resting tissues, regenerating liver, and liver-metastasized tumor, Seaman and colleagues in this issue of Cancer Cell have demonstrated organ-specific endothelial markers, physiological angiogenesis endothelial markers, and tumor endothelial markers and revealed striking differences between physiological and pathological angiogenesis.

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Journal article


Cancer Cell

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478 - 481


Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Animals, Biomarkers, Tumor, Endothelium, Liver, Liver Neoplasms, Experimental, Liver Regeneration, Mice, Neovascularization, Pathologic, Neovascularization, Physiologic, Organ Specificity