Fluid shear stress stimulates membrane phospholipid metabolism in cultured human endothelial cells.


There is evidence suggesting that fluid shear stress activates phospholipid turnover in endothelial cells, but it is not clear which phospholipids are involved in the transduction of the flow signal. Cultured human umbilical-vein endothelial cells were prelabeled with [14C]-arachidonic acid and subjected to laminar shear stresses of 0.4, 1.4 and 22 dyn/cm2… (More)