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Nutrients 2014, 6(1), 371-381; doi:10.3390/nu6010371

Dietary Proteins and Angiogenesis

Department of Molecular and Biochemistry, University of Málaga, Málaga E-29071, Spain
CIBER de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Málaga E-29071, Spain
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Received: 1 November 2013 / Revised: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2014 / Published: 17 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Protein and Human Health)
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Both defective and persistent angiogenesis are linked to pathological situations in the adult. Compounds able to modulate angiogenesis have a potential value for the treatment of such pathologies. Several small molecules present in the diet have been shown to have modulatory effects on angiogenesis. This review presents the current state of knowledge on the potential modulatory roles of dietary proteins on angiogenesis. There is currently limited available information on the topic. Milk contains at least three proteins for which modulatory effects on angiogenesis have been previously demonstrated. On the other hand, there is some scarce information on the potential of dietary lectins, edible plant proteins and high protein diets to modulate angiogenesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary proteins; angiogenesis; lactoferrin; lactadherin; angiogenin-2; lactoferricin; food lectins; soy protein; high protein diets dietary proteins; angiogenesis; lactoferrin; lactadherin; angiogenin-2; lactoferricin; food lectins; soy protein; high protein diets

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Medina, M.Á.; Quesada, A.R. Dietary Proteins and Angiogenesis. Nutrients 2014, 6, 371-381.

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