Cells meeting our immunophenotypic criteria of endothelial cells are large platelets.

@article{Strijbos2007CellsMO,
  title={Cells meeting our immunophenotypic criteria of endothelial cells are large platelets.},
  author={Michiel H Strijbos and J. K. Kraan and Michael A den Bakker and Bart M. Lambrecht and Stefan Sleijfer and Jan Willem C. Gratama},
  journal={Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry},
  year={2007},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={86-93}
}
BACKGROUND Circulating endothelial cells (CEC) are shed from damaged vasculature, making them a rational choice to serve as surrogate marker for vascular damage. Currently, various techniques and CEC definitions are in use, and their standardization and validation is needed. A flow cytometric single platform assay defining CEC as forward light scatter (FSC)(low-to-intermedate), sideward light scatter (SSC)(low), CD45(-), CD31(++) and CD146(+) is a promising approach to enumerate CEC because of… CONTINUE READING