Lymphangiogenesis is a phenomenon similar to angiogenesis, in which new lymphatic vessels are formed from pre-existing ones in a method termed sprouting that is initiated by the signaling molecule VEGF-C. Lymphangiogenesis is necessary in establishing homeostasis as well as metabolism and immunity, as many organs of the body require the vessels to transfer their dangerous and unnecessary cells to the lymph nodes in order to properly function. Lymphangiogenesis can, however, help in the progression of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, impaired wound healing, and cancer metastasis. If tumor cells are able to reach the lymphatic vessels, they can use them to further travel around the body to the lymph nodes, which can result in a lack of the disease fighting functions that the lymph nodes typically have.
Lymphangiogenesis Bioinformatics Tool
Laverne is a handy bioinformatics tool to help facilitate scientific exploration of related genes, diseases and pathways based on co-citations. Explore more on Lymphangiogenesis below!
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