The Pulmonary Endothelial Cell and the Myofibroblast

  • Donald Heath
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (SIOR, volume 1)

Abstract

The endothelial cell and the myofibroblast of pulmonary blood vessels differ from one another in many respects. The first has a fixed ultrastructure consistent with precise biochemical functions and appears to be easily damaged by a raised intravascular pressure. The second seems to be a much tougher reserve cell, able to adapt both its form and situation to prevailing conditions in the blood vessel.

Keywords

Mercury Angiotensin Prostaglandin Luminal Alkaloid 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Heath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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