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Fischerauer, E; Heidari, N; Neumayer, B; Deutsch, A; Weinberg, AM.
The spatial and temporal expression of VEGF and its receptors 1 and 2 in post-traumatic bone bridge formation of the growth plate.
J Mol Histol. 2011; 42(6): 513-522.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Amerstorfer Eva Elisa
Deutsch Alexander
Weinberg Annelie-Martina

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Injuries to growth plates may initiate the formation of reversible or irreversible bone-bridges, may leading to bone length discrepancy or axis deviation. As vascular invasion is essential for the formation of bone tissue, the aim of our study was to investigate the kinetic expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and its receptors R1 and R2 and the ingrowth of vessels in the formation of bone bridges in a rat physeal injury model. Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction was performed for VEGF and its receptors. Samples from the proximal physis of the tibial bone were immunohistochemically evaluated for the expression of VEGF and its R1 and R2 receptors and Laminin. Morphologically, physeal bone bridge formation was validated by means of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Kinetic expression of VEGF and VEGF-R1 mRNA documented a tendency towards an increase in expression on day 7. Histological analyses showed a hematoma containing bone debris on day 1 which was replaced with bony trabeculae by day 14, forming a bone bridge by day 28 which was preceded and accompanied by angiogenesis and consistent with MRI data. VEGF and VEGF-R2 was expressed on the debris within the hematoma and bone trabeculae from days 1 to 28. VEGF-R1 expression was only noted until day 14. The findings of our study suggest that physeal bone bridge formation is in part triggered by VEGF expression and associated with angiogenesis, which was shown to precede bone bridge formation and may be further stimulated through VEGF-positive bone debris.
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Animals -
Growth Plate - blood supply
Hematoma - physiopathology
Kinetics -
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - methods
Male -
Osteogenesis - genetics
Rats -
Rats, Sprague-Dawley -
Tibia - blood supply
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A - biosynthesis
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1 - biosynthesis
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 - biosynthesis

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Growth plate injury
Bone bridge
Vascular endothelial growth factor
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