[Role of the endothelium in the control of vascular motility: physiologic aspects and physiopathologic implications in cardiovascular diseases].

It was recently demonstrated that vascular endothelium produces many substances which modulate the vascular tone by acting locally (endothelium derived relaxing factor, angiotensin II, endothelin, prostacyclin). The authors review the physiological regulatory role of these substances and their involvement in cardiovascular diseases. They also consider the… CONTINUE READING