Endothelial cell functions.

  title={Endothelial cell functions.},
  author={Carine Michiels},
  journal={Journal of cellular physiology},
  volume={196 3},
Endothelial cells play a wide variety of critical roles in the control of vascular function. Indeed, since the early 1980s, the accumulating knowledge of the endothelial cell structure as well as of the functional properties of the endothelial cells shifted their role from a passive membrane or barrier to a complex tissue with complex functions adaptable to needs specific in time and location. Hence, it participates to all aspects of the vascular homeostasis but also to physiological or… CONTINUE READING