endothelial endothelial

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or located in the endothelium

Usage(s):

  1. One thing to keep your eye on: the implants take a toll on the endothelial cells that keep the cornea clear, and nobody yet knows whether this loss is harmful in the long term.
  2. Some cells in the tumor begin secreting chemicals that attract endothelial cells -- the key components of blood vessels.
  3. It appears that mice on the low-carb diet may have produced fewer endothelial progenitor cells, cells that help the vascular system regenerate.

News

  • Scientists Identify Molecular Switch that Kick-Starts Formation of Arteries

    The ability to form blood vessels is one of evolution’s crowning achievements. Now, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified the molecular signals that direct the process of committing endothelial cells to become arteries or veins during embryonic development.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: UCSF News Office

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