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Mouse models of cancer-associated thrombosis.

07:00 EST 29th December 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Mouse models of cancer-associated thrombosis."

Cancer patients have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with the general population. Mouse models are used to better understand the mechanisms of cancer-associated thrombosis. Several mouse models of cancer-associated thrombosis have been developed that use different mouse strains, tumors, tumor sites and thrombosis models. In this review, we summarize these different models. These models have been used to determine the role of different pathways in cancer-associated thrombosis. For instance, they have revealed roles for tumor-derived tissue factor-positive microvesicles and neutrophil extracellular traps in thrombosis in tumor-bearing mice. A better understanding of the mechanisms of cancer-associated thrombosis may allow the development of new therapies to reduce thrombosis in cancer patients.

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Name: Thrombosis research
ISSN: 1879-2472
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One of the first INBRED MOUSE STRAINS to be sequenced. This strain is commonly used as genetic background for transgenic mouse models. Refractory to many tumors, this strain is also preferred model for studying role of genetic variations in development of diseases.

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