Annals of Vascular Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 384–390 | Cite as

Measurement of endothelial permeability

  • Benjamin C. Marcus
  • Bruce L. Gewertz
Basic Science


Endothelial permeability is now well characterized as a closely regulated process of reversible structural modification which controls passage of a wide range of circulating elements. The variety of experimental methodologies presented in this review mirrors the complexity of this essential function. These recent advances in experimental technique have already greatly contributed to our understanding of basic pathophysiological processes such as sepsis, atherosclerosis, and ischemia/reperfusion injury. In the future, such methodologies will doubtless illuminate other important clinical problems such as the mechanisms of metastasis, immune deposition, and autoimmunity.


Barrier Function Endothelial Permeability Endothelial Barrier Function Endothelial Ceils Cholesterol Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin C. Marcus
    • 1
  • Bruce L. Gewertz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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