Calcium Phosphates and Angiogenesis: Implications and Advances for Bone Regeneration

Angad Malhotra, Pamela Habibovic*

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Abstract

Calcium phosphates (CaPs) are among the most utilized synthetic biomaterials for bone regeneration, largely owing to their established osteoconductive and osteoinductive properties. While angiogenesis is a crucial prerequisite to bone formation, research and applications for CaPs have not appreciated its crucial role. This review discusses how CaPs influence angiogenesis, and highlights promising strategies that address this topic. The objective is to draw attention to the gap in the literature and to highlight the importance of angiogenesis in CaP research, development, and use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-992
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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