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Endothelial Cells

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Introduction: Endothelial Cells

Description of Endothelial Cells

Endothelial Cells: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Endothelial Cells

The following list attempts to classify Endothelial Cells into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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