Crosstalk between the DNA damage response, histone modifications and neovascularisation

Athanassios Vassilopoulos, Chu Xia Deng*, Triantafyllos Chavakis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neovascularisation is critical in several malignant and inflammatory conditions, as well as in the course of eye disorders. During new vessel formation, endothelial cell functions, such as proliferation and sprouting are very important and are regulated by a variety of growth factors. The DNA damage response machinery as well as factors regulating histone modifications, such as histone deacetylases, regulate cell fate as well as gene expression. Recent evidence has pointed to potential interactions among BRCA1, H2AX and SIRT1 in these intracellular pathways and neovascularisation, which will be reviewed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Angiogenesis
  • BRCA1
  • Sirtuins
  • γ-H2AX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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