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Endothelial cell

The capillary bed of the brain is comprised of a dense network of intercommunicating vessels that consist of specialized endothelial cells and no smooth muscle.

In high grade gliomas, endothelial cell proliferation is 40-fold greater than that of normal brain tissue 1).

Angiopoietin 2 protein was detected not only in endothelial cells but also in glioma cells, and its expression was prominent in both the area surrounding the necrosis and the periphery of glioblastomas.

1)
Plate KH. Mechanisms of angiogenesis in the brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1999;58:313–320.
endothelial_cell.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/24 13:30 (external edit)