Structure and Function of Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells

  • A. Kádár
Conference paper


Various functions are attributed to the vascular smooth muscle cells, as to maintain the contractility of the vessels (1) and to produce the precursors of connective tissue elements, i.e. tropoelastin, glycosaminoglycans, glycoproteins and tropocollagen (2,3).


Smooth Muscle Cell Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Arterial Lesion Subcellular Organelle Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell 
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