Endothelial precursors in vascular repair.

  title={Endothelial precursors in vascular repair.},
  author={John Paul Kirton and Qingbo Xu},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  volume={79 3},
The endothelium is an essential component of the cardiovascular system, playing a vital role in blood vessel formation, vascular homeostasis, permeability and the regulation of inflammation. The integrity of the endothelial monolayer is also critical in the prevention of atherogenesis and as such, restoration of the monolayer is essential following damage or cell death. Over the past decade, data has suggested that progenitor cells from different origins within the body are released into the… CONTINUE READING