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World J Diabetes. Jun 10, 2015; 6(5): 726-733
Published online Jun 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i5.726
Figure 1
Figure 1 A simplified schematic diagram for the potential roles of Müller cell-derived-vascular endothelial growth factor in diabetic retinopathy. Alteration in pathological characteristics caused by MCD-VEGF is indicated in italic. Potential functions without direct proof by experimental and clinical data are indicated with a question marker. MCD-VEGF plays a significant role in causing retinal inflammation, neovascularization, vascular leakage, vascular lesion, and protein alteration and modification in the pathogenesis of DR. MCD-VEGF: Müller cell-derived-VEGF; DR: Diabetic retinopathy; VEGF: Vascular endothelial growth factor.