Methods for the isolation, culture and characterisation of equine pulmonary artery endothelial cells

MacEachern, K.E. , Smith, G.L. and Nolan, A.M. (1997) Methods for the isolation, culture and characterisation of equine pulmonary artery endothelial cells. Research in Veterinary Science, 62(2), pp. 147-152. (doi:10.1016/S0034-5288(97)90137-5) (PMID:9243714)

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Abstract

Equine endothelial cells were isolated from the pulmonary artery by enzymatic digestion and grown to confluency. The cells were characterised by positive immunofluorescent staining for von Willebrand factor and NADPH-diaphorase staining for nitric oxide synthase. Measurements of endothelins indicated that there were significant release rates from the cells for up to six hours. Measurements of intracellular calcium concentration showed that the application of bradykinin caused a transient increase in calcium concentration with similar characteristics to those observed in other endothelial cell preparations. These tests verify the endothelial character of these cells and establish the method as a reliable means of producing a primary culture of equine endothelial cells.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nolan, Professor Andrea and Smith, Professor Godfrey and MacEachern, Dr Karen
Authors: MacEachern, K.E., Smith, G.L., and Nolan, A.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Research in Veterinary Science
Publisher:W.B. Saunders
ISSN:0034-5288
ISSN (Online):1532-2661

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