fibroblast growth factor 2

Gene Context Sentence

Table 2. Analysis of context sentence of FGF2 gene in 1 abstracts.

PMID Gene Context Sentence
32920756 A significantly enhanced amount of new vessel growth, through a mechanism of IA, has been reported in lungs of patients who died from Covid-19; among the angiogenesis-related genes, fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) was found to be upregulated. […] FGF2 plays a role in some viral infections: the upregulation is involved in the MERS-CoV-induced strong apoptotic response crucial for its highly lytic replication cycle in lung cells, whereas FGF2 is protective against the acute lung injury induced by H1N1 influenza virus, improving the lung wet-to-dry weight ratio. […] FGF2 plays a role also in regulating IA, acting on pericytes (crucial for the formation of intraluminal pillars), and endothelium, and FGF2-induced angiogenesis may be promoted by inflammation and hypoxia. […] Anti-Vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) strategies are currently investigated for treatment of severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients, but also FGF2, and its expression and/or signaling, might represent a promising target.