Endothelial mechanosensors: the gatekeepers of vascular homeostasis and adaptation under mechanical stress

@article{Deng2014EndothelialMT,
  title={Endothelial mechanosensors: the gatekeepers of vascular homeostasis and adaptation under mechanical stress},
  author={Qiuping Deng and Yingqing Huo and Jincai Luo},
  journal={Science China Life Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={57},
  pages={755-762}
}
Endothelial cells (ECs) not only serve as a barrier between blood and extravascular space to modulate the exchange of fluid, macromolecules and cells, but also play a critical role in regulation of vascular homeostasis and adaptation under mechanical stimulus via intrinsic mechanotransduction. Recently, with the dissection of microdomains responsible for… CONTINUE READING