Identification of novel drug targets for angiostatic cancer therapy; it takes two to tango

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The development of novel treatment strategies for therapy of angiogenesis-dependent diseases requires identification of specific tumor endothelial cell markers to which therapeutic agents can be targeted. This can be achieved by random or targeted approaches. Random approaches are based on genomic screening to identify differences between normal and activated endothelium. Targeted approaches utilize known angiogenesis inhibitors to find their molecular targets. Both approaches may lead to the development of angiostatic therapies that are directly targeted towards activated endothelial cells. This review summarizes the recent developments in both approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3576-83
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent pharmaceutical design
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors/chemistry
  • Angiogenic Proteins/antagonists & inhibitors
  • Angiostatic Proteins/chemistry
  • Animals
  • Antineoplastic Agents/chemistry
  • Drug Design
  • Endothelium, Vascular/drug effects
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Structure
  • Neoplasms/blood supply
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic/genetics
  • Protein Conformation
  • Structure-Activity Relationship
  • Technology, Pharmaceutical/methods

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