A review of the current research on the role of bFGF and VEGF in angiogenesis

J Wound Care. 2009 Dec;18(12):516-9. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2009.18.12.45609.


Basic fibroblast growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor are thought to play a synergistic role in angiogenesis. They are released into the wound bed during haemostasis and promote the formation of new blood vessels.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic / physiology*
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / metabolism*


  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2