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dc.contributor.authorGallicchio, M Aen
dc.identifier.citationMethods in Molecular Medicine; 52(): 147-61en
dc.description.abstractEndothelial cells line the luminal surface of all blood vessels in the body. The endothelial surface in adult humans is composed of approximately l-6×l0(13) cells and covers an area of 1-7 m(2). Endothelium serves many functions, including fluid and solute exchange through cell contraction, provision of an antithrombogenic surface through tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and prostacyclin release, synthesis of angiogenic factors such as adenosine, allowance of leukocyte trafficking through adhesion molecule synthesis, presentation of antigens to the immune system, maintenance of vascular tone through nitric oxide and endothelin synthesis, and metabolism of circulating molecules through the release of enzymes such as lipoprotein lipase.en
dc.titleCulture of human endothelial cells.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleMethods in molecular medicineen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Medicine, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
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