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Título: Characteristics of lymphatic endothelial cells in physiological and pathological conditions
Fecha de publicación: 2005
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Palabras clave: Diabetes
Lymphedema
Resumen: Impairment of lymphatic structure and function, e.g., inadequate endothelial permeability and intercellular openings, abnormal lymphangiogenesis and overexpression for immunoreactive agents, will result in tumor metastasis, autoimmune response alteration and accumulation of interstitial fluid and proteins. Recently, several novel molecules have been identified that allow a more precise distinction between lymphatic and blood vascular endothelium. The differences in expression of endothelial markers on the lymphatic vessel strongly suggest the possibility that there will be important divergence in the differentiating and regenerating responses in lymphatic behavior to various pathological processes. Undoubtfully, molecular techniques would also lead to the definition of unique markers found on lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) in lymphaticassociated diseases which are mostly involved in lymphangiogenesis. This review is mainly concentrated on the characteristics of LECs in diabetes, wound healing, lymphedema and tumor, especially in the experimental models that have offered insight into the LEC role in these diseases affecting the lymphatic system. Increased knowledge of the molecular signaling pathways driving lymphatic development and lymphangiogenesis should boost the impact of therapeutics on the diseases. Although the field about the mechanisms that control the formation and lineagespecific differentiation and function of lymphatic vessels has experienced rapid progress in the past few years, an understanding of the basis of the differences and their implications in the pathological conditions will require much more investigation.
Autor/es principal/es: Ji, R.C.
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/22428
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 21
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol.20, nº 1 (2005)

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