Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) cancer immunotherapy targets angiogenesis but development of resistance in patients is common. In this issue of Cell, Croci et al. identify a complex set of mechanisms by which galectin-1 prolongs cell-surface retention of VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and stimulates VEGF-independent tumor angiogenesis.
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- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology