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Radiotherapy suppresses angiogenesis in mice through TGF-ßRI/ALK5-dependent inhibition of endothelial cell sprouting

Imaizumi, Natsuko ; Monnier, Yan ; Hegi, Monika ; Mirimanoff, René-Olivier ; Rüegg, Curzio

In: PLoS ONE, 2010, vol. 5, no. 6, p. e11084

Background: Radiotherapy is widely used to treat cancer. While rapidly dividing cancer cells are naturally considered the main target of radiotherapy, emerging evidence indicates that radiotherapy also affects endothelial cell functions, and possibly also their angiogenic capacity. In spite of its clinical relevance, such putative anti-angiogenic effect of radiotherapy has not been thoroughly...