Expression of functional melanocortin receptors and proopiomelanocortin peptides by human dermal microvascular endothelial cells.

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Human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMEC) are capable of mediating leukocyte-endothelial interactions by the expression of cellular adhesion molecules and the release of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines during cutaneous inflammation. Recent studies support the important role for proopiomelanocortin (POMC) peptides, such as alpha… (More)

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@article{Scholzen1999ExpressionOF, title={Expression of functional melanocortin receptors and proopiomelanocortin peptides by human dermal microvascular endothelial cells.}, author={Thomas E. Scholzen and Thomas Brzoska and D H Kalden and M Hartmeyer and Michaela Fastrich and Thomas Luger and Cheryl A. Armstrong and John C. Ansel}, journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences}, year={1999}, volume={885}, pages={239-53} }