Transforming growth factor-beta regulation of endothelin expression in rat vascular cell and organ cultures.


Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta increases the production of the vasoactive peptide endothelin (ET) in cultures of vascular endothelial cells (EC) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), but the physiologic or pathologic significance of this regulation has not been determined. The present studies test the hypothesis that when EC and VSMC are in direct… (More)


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