Fibrosis and angiogenesis

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2000 Jul;9(4):413-8. doi: 10.1097/00041552-200007000-00013.


Research during the past few years has contributed vastly to a better understanding of fibrosis and angiogenesis. Although studies to understand the molecular processes associated with fibrosis and angiogenesis were performed independently of each other, some common parallels have emerged. Translation of these observations into potential therapeutic possibilities needs further exploration.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 / pharmacology
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 / physiology*
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 / therapeutic use
  • Fibrosis
  • Humans
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / physiopathology*
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic / physiology*
  • Transforming Growth Factor beta / physiology


  • Transforming Growth Factor beta
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2