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VEFFR-2

Brief report: Elevated Levels of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and Soluble Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor (VEGFR)-2 in Human Malaria

January 14, 2010 - 10:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Takahisa Furuta, Mikio Kimura, AND Naohiro Watanabe
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 136-139

This is the first report to suggest that the interaction of VEGF and sVEGFR-2 is involved in the host immune response to malarial infection and that malarial parasites induce VEGF secretion from human mast cells.

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