Modulation of the vascular endothelium functioning by dietary components, the role of epigenetics.

@article{Wojtala2017ModulationOT,
  title={Modulation of the vascular endothelium functioning by dietary components, the role of epigenetics.},
  author={Martyna Wojtala and Luciano Pirola and Aneta Balcerczyk},
  journal={BioFactors},
  year={2017},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={5-16}
}
Rather than being a passive barrier between circulating blood and smooth muscle cells and the underlying tissues, the endothelium is a fundamental functional component of the vasculature, and could be viewed as the largest human endocrine gland/organ, secreting multiple pro-/antiangiogenic factors, cytokines and low-molecular-weight mediators controlling… CONTINUE READING