© 1996

Endocrinology of the Vasculature

  • James R. Sowers

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Endothelium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John P. Cooke, Philip S. Tsao
      Pages 3-19
    3. Nancy L. Kanagy, Rajabrata Sarkar, Stephanie W. Watts, R. Clinton Webb
      Pages 37-47
    4. Ellis R. Levin
      Pages 49-66
    5. Marie D. Gerhard, Mark A. Creager
      Pages 67-78
    6. Iftikhar J. Kullo, John C. Burnett Jr.
      Pages 79-93
    7. Alain D. Baron, Helmut O. Steinberg
      Pages 95-107
    8. William H. Beierwaltes, David H. Sigmon
      Pages 109-123
    9. Richard L. Klein, John A. Colwell
      Pages 125-134
    10. Katherine D. Hein, George L. King
      Pages 135-144
    11. Steven B. Magill, Jamie Dananberg
      Pages 145-156
  3. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Bradford C. Berk, Jennifer L. Duff, Mario B. Marrero, Kenneth E. Bernstein
      Pages 187-204
    3. Peter Eggena, Jack D. Barrett
      Pages 205-214
    4. Andrew M. Kahn, Tom Song
      Pages 215-223
    5. Suzanne Oparil, Ronald L. Levine, Yiu-Fai Chen
      Pages 225-237

About this book


Key workers in vascular medicine and biology apply state-of-the-art techniques in cell and molecular biology to study the endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells. The distinguished scientists and clinicians open a new area of endocrinology, which sees the vasculature and kidney as endocrine organs and sheds new light on the hormonal regulation of the cardiovascular system. They also add significantly to our current understanding of the autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine regulation of vascular function in health and in those vascular disease states that accompany diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Endocrinology of the Vasculature is the first book to comprehensively and systematically explore the vasculature as an endocrine organ.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Sowers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrinology of the Vasculature
  • Editors J. R. Sowers
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 1996
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-363-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6672-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0231-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 396
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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The editor, James R. Sowers, is to be congratulated on collecting so many qualified contributions into one volume. Reviews on each of the fields covered in this book can be found in different journals, but this book provides a source of excellent summaries of this hitherto fairly neglected field.-Diabetologia