Cytokine activation of human macro- and microvessel-derived endothelial cells.

The effects of the inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor (TNF alpha), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1), and gamma interferon (IFN gamma) on macro- and microvessel-derived endothelial cell proteolytic, adhesion protein and prostaglandin synthetic activities were compared. TNF alpha treatment of human umbilical vein endothelial (HUVE) cells induced… CONTINUE READING