Le KN, Hwang CW, Tzafriri A, Lovich MA, Hayward A, Edelman ER. Vascular regeneration by local growth factor release is self-limited by microvascular clearance.
Summary: The challenge of angiogenesis science is that stable sustained vascular regeneration in humans has not been realized despite promising preclinical findings. We hypothesized that angiogenic therapies powerfully self-regulate by dynamically altering tissue characteristics. Induced neocapillaries increase drug clearance and limit tissue retention and subsequent angiogenesis even in the face of sustained delivery.