Vascular Endothelium

The vascular endothelium refers to a single layer of cells lining the components of the entire cardiovascular system. This includes the heart and the three types of blood vessels: arteries, capillaries and veins. The vascular endothelium is part of an essential function of the body's circulatory system.The endothelium of the vascular system is formed during a process called angiogenesis.

The lack of the vascular endothelium can adversely affect the vascular system. For instance, tissue swelling could occur as a result of unregulated or increased rate of blood flow. Also, when the endothelium gets additional layers, which are made of plaque, the walls consequently thicken and restrict blood flow. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. A weakening or destruction of the endothelium in the heart and blood vessels can lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart disease or heart attack.

Sino Biological lists the classification tree of Vascular Endothelium, click to see all the related molecules/targets and research reagents of them.

Vascular Endothelium

Vascular Endothelium

ADAMs on Endothelial Cells

ADAMs on Endothelial Cells

Adhesion Molecules on Endothelial Cells

Adhesion Molecules on Endothelial Cells

Focal Adhesion Proteins in Endothelial Cells

Focal Adhesion Proteins in Endothelial Cells

Tight Junction Proteins in Endothelial Cells

Tight Junction Proteins in Endothelial Cells

BMPs and Regulators Secreted by Endothelial Cells

BMPs and Regulators Secreted by Endothelial Cells

Endothelial Cell Coagulation Molecules

Endothelial Cell Coagulation Molecules

Enzymes Secreted by Endothelial Cells

Enzymes Secreted by Endothelial Cells

GTPases and Regulators in Endothelial Cells

GTPases and Regulators in Endothelial Cells

Peptide Receptors on Endothelial Cells

Peptide Receptors on Endothelial Cells

Transcription Regulators in Endothelial Cells

Transcription Regulators in Endothelial Cells

Uptake and Transport Molecules on Endothelial Cells

Uptake and Transport Molecules on Endothelial Cells

VEGF Receptors and Regulators on Endothelial Cells

VEGF Receptors and Regulators on Endothelial Cells