Regulation of amino acid and glucose transporters in endothelial and smooth muscle cells.

@article{Mann2003RegulationOA,
  title={Regulation of amino acid and glucose transporters in endothelial and smooth muscle cells.},
  author={Giovanni E. Mann and David L. Yudilevich and Luis Sobrevia},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={183-252}
}
While transport processes for amino acids and glucose have long been known to be expressed in the luminal and abluminal membranes of the endothelium comprising the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, it is only within the last decades that endothelial and smooth muscle cells derived from peripheral vascular beds have been recognized to rapidly transport and metabolize these nutrients. This review focuses principally on the mechanisms regulating amino acid and glucose transporters in… CONTINUE READING