This book presents a concise synthesis of the current knowledge and recent advances in the structure, organization and functional role of the cytoskeleton in endothelial cells. Particular attention has been given to the different features of the regulation of vascular function mediated by the endothelium. Since cytoskeleton is a scaffolding element

chapter 1|26 pages

The Endothelial Cytoskeleton: Multifunctional Role of the Endothelial Actomyosin Cytoskeleton

ByYuka Shimizu and Joe G.N. Garcia

chapter 2|26 pages

Emerging Themes on Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cell: Microtubules and Microtubule Associated Proteins

ByCristiaan D. Ochoa, Ron Balczon, Troy Stevens

chapter 3|21 pages

Endothelial Actin Cytoskeleton and Angiogenesis

BySadiqa K. Quadri

chapter 4|17 pages

Adherens Junctions and Endothelial Cytoskeleton

ByYounes Smani, Tarik Smani-Hajami

chapter 5|25 pages

Mechanical Force Transmission via the Cytoskeleton in

ByVascular Endothelial Cells Bori Mazzag, Cecile L.M. Gouget, Yongyun Hwang and Abdul I. Barakat

chapter 8|33 pages

Cell-Matrix Adhesion Proteins in the Regulation of Endothelial Permeability

ByJurjan Aman, Geerten P. van Nieuw Amerongen and Victor W.M. van Hinsbergh

chapter 9|31 pages

Endothelial Cells and the Regulation of Platelet Function

ByP.C. Redondo, N. Dionisio, E. Lopez, A. Berna-Erro and J.A. Rosado