HMWH and LMWH block the proliferative and [Ca2+]i-mobilizing effects of VEGF on EC, by a NO-dependent mechanism. On the contrary, VEGF-induced NO production is stimulated. The Akt/PI3K pathway at least in part mediates this effect. By changing the way the VEGF intracellular signaling is driven, heparin could act as a stabilizing factor for the endothelium, without stimulating vessel proliferation.
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