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Glycosaminoglycan and chemokine/growth factor interactions.
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PMID:  22566230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Heparin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) related structurally to heparin, notably heparan sulphate, bind to most, if not all, chemokines and many growth factors. The chemokine and growth factor interactions with GAGs localise the peptide mediators to specific sites in tissues and influence their stability and function. This chapter discusses the nature of these interactions and the effect on the function of a number of chemokines (PF-4, interleukin-8, RANTES and SDF-1) and growth factors (FGF, HGF, VEGF) in normal physiology and the disease setting. Novel therapeutic interventions that target chemokine and growth factor interactions with GAGs are also discussed.
Janis Shute
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Handbook of experimental pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0171-2004     ISO Abbreviation:  Handb Exp Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902231     Medline TA:  Handb Exp Pharmacol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, UK,
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