Endothelial dysfunction

Small, H. Y., Currie, G. and Delles, C. (2019) Endothelial dysfunction. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 183-192. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_17)

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The endothelium is the inner layer of the blood vessel wall and is in direct contact with the blood. Apart from lining the vessel, it has important functions including the release of substances that regulate vascular tone. One of these factors is nitric oxide (NO) that leads to vasorelaxation. In this chapter, we describe some of the physiological functions of the endothelium and methods to study endothelial function, in particular endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, in basic and clinical research.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Small, Dr Heather and Delles, Professor Christian and Currie, Dr Gemma
Authors: Small, H. Y., Currie, G., and Delles, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Published Online:03 August 2019

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