VEGF-B Improves Metabolic Health through Vascular Pruning of Fat Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor B
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2

abstract

  • Unraveling the mechanism VEGF-receptors modulating metabolism has therapeutic implications. In this issue, Robciuc et al. (2016) demonstrate that VEGF-B, by displacing VEGF-A from VEGFR1 and activating VEGFR2, increases adipose tissue vascularity, improves insulin sensitivity, diminishes obesity, and alleviates metabolic syndrome.

publication date

  • April 12, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.03.012

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 571

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 23

number

  • 4