Adrenomedullin is a highly conserved peptide implicated in a variety of physiological processes ranging from pregnancy and embryonic development to tumor progression. This review highlights past and present studies that have contributed to our current appreciation of the important roles adrenomedullin plays in both normal and disease conditions. We provide a particular emphasis on the functions of adrenomedullin in vascular endothelial cells and how experimental approaches in genetic mouse models have helped to drive the field forward.
Keywords: Adrenomedullin, angiogenesis, endothelial, lymphangiogenesis, mouse model, permeability, CLR, RAMPs, G-protein coupled receptors, transmembrane accessory proteins, vasodilator
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Published on: 01 March, 2012
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