Identification of a subpopulation of human renal microvascular endothelial cells with capacity to form capillary-like cord and tube structures

@article{Martin1997IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a subpopulation of human renal microvascular endothelial cells with capacity to form capillary-like cord and tube structures},
  author={Murphy Martin and Harald Schoecklmann and Gary Foster and Lise Barley-Maloney and James A. McKanna and Thomas O. Daniel},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal},
  year={1997},
  volume={33},
  pages={261-269}
}
Endothelial specialization is a prominent feature within distinct capillary beds of organs such as mammalian kidney, yet immunological markers for functionally distinct subpopulations of cultured endothelial cells from tissue sources such as kidney have not been available. We developed a simple and reproducible isolation and culture procedure to recover human renal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMEC) from the cortex of unused donor kidneys. This procedure yields highly purified preparations… CONTINUE READING