Assessing identity, phenotype, and fate of endothelial progenitor cells.

@article{Hirschi2008AssessingIP,
  title={Assessing identity, phenotype, and fate of endothelial progenitor cells.},
  author={Karen K Hirschi and David A. Ingram and Mervin C. Yoder},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={1584-95}
}
From the paradigm shifting observations of Harvey, Malpighi, and van Leeuwenhoek, blood vessels have become recognized as distinct and dynamic tissue entities that merge with the heart to form a closed circulatory system.1 Vessel structures are comprised predominantly of a luminal layer of endothelial cells that is surrounded by some form of basement membrane, and mural cells (pericytes or vascular smooth muscle cells) that make up the vessel wall. In larger more complex vessel structures the… CONTINUE READING