Journal of Theoretical Medicine
Volume 6 (2005), Issue 1, Pages 1-19

A Review of Vasculogenesis Models

1Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129, Torino, Italy
2Division of Molecular Angiogenesis, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, 10060 Candiolo, Torino, Italy

Received 14 September 2004; Accepted 26 October 2004

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Mechanical and chemical models of vasculogenesis are critically reviewed with an emphasis on their ability to predict experimentally measured quantities. Final remarks suggest a possibility to merge the capabilities of different models into a unified approach.