The stimulation of thrombosis by hypoxia

Neha Gupta, You Yang Zhao, Colin E. Evans*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Thrombus formation is increased under conditions of hypoxia in animal models of thrombosis and in human populations, but current therapies for thrombosis do not directly target hypoxia-responsive signaling pathways. The vascular response to hypoxia is controlled primarily by the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), whose target genes include several factors that regulate thrombus formation. In this article, we review the HIF-dependent and HIF-independent signaling pathways that regulate thrombus formation under hypoxic conditions. A better understanding of hypoxia-induced thrombus formation could lead to the development of novel prophylactic therapies for thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalThrombosis research
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Hypoxia
  • Hypoxia-inducible factor
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombus formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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