Endocrinology of the Vasculature

  • James R. Sowers

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Endothelium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John P. Cooke, Philip S. Tsao
      Pages 3-19
    3. Nancy L. Kanagy, Rajabrata Sarkar, Stephanie W. Watts, R. Clinton Webb
      Pages 37-47
    4. Ellis R. Levin
      Pages 49-66
    5. Marie D. Gerhard, Mark A. Creager
      Pages 67-78
    6. Iftikhar J. Kullo, John C. Burnett Jr.
      Pages 79-93
    7. Alain D. Baron, Helmut O. Steinberg
      Pages 95-107
    8. William H. Beierwaltes, David H. Sigmon
      Pages 109-123
    9. Richard L. Klein, John A. Colwell
      Pages 125-134
    10. Katherine D. Hein, George L. King
      Pages 135-144
    11. Steven B. Magill, Jamie Dananberg
      Pages 145-156
  3. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Bradford C. Berk, Jennifer L. Duff, Mario B. Marrero, Kenneth E. Bernstein
      Pages 187-204
    3. Peter Eggena, Jack D. Barrett
      Pages 205-214
    4. Andrew M. Kahn, Tom Song
      Pages 215-223
    5. Suzanne Oparil, Ronald L. Levine, Yiu-Fai Chen
      Pages 225-237
    6. Richard D. Bukoski
      Pages 239-253
    7. Kailash N. Pandey
      Pages 255-267
    8. Willis K. Samson
      Pages 269-281
    9. Ligia J. Dominguez, Jacob D. Peuler, James R. Sowers
      Pages 325-339
    10. George L. Bakris, Paul R. Standley, Carlos E. Palant, Mary F. Walsh, James R. Sowers
      Pages 341-355
    11. Michael S. Golub, Mark T. Hori, Michael L. Tuck
      Pages 357-371
    12. Rama Natarajan, Naftali Stern, Jerry Nadler
      Pages 373-387
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 389-396

About this book


Key workers in vascular medicine and biology apply state-of-the-art techniques in cell and molecular biology to study the endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells. The distinguished scientists and clinicians open a new area of endocrinology, which sees the vasculature and kidney as endocrine organs and sheds new light on the hormonal regulation of the cardiovascular system. They also add significantly to our current understanding of the autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine regulation of vascular function in health and in those vascular disease states that accompany diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Endocrinology of the Vasculature is the first book to comprehensively and systematically explore the vasculature as an endocrine organ.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Sowers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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