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Endothelial Cells

"Endothelial Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Highly specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the HEART; BLOOD VESSELS; and lymph vessels, forming the ENDOTHELIUM. They are polygonal in shape and joined together by TIGHT JUNCTIONS. The tight junctions allow for variable permeability to specific macromolecules that are transported across the endothelial layer.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Endothelial Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Endothelial Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2017 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 120 publications in 2021 and 2022
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.