Differential phosphodiesterase activity contributes to restrictive endothelial barrier function during angiogenesis.


Angiogenic endothelial hyperpermeability is abruptly diminished between days 4.5 and 5.0 of the 18-day lifespan of the chick chorioallantoic membrane. Here, we evaluated phosphodiesterase (PDE) activity during the differentiation of barrier function. At day 4.5, rolipram-mediated inhibition of cAMP-specific PDE IV reduced FITC-dextran extravasation… (More)