Vascular Endothelium

Physiological Basis of Clinical Problems

  • John D. Catravas
  • Allan D. Callow
  • C. Norman Gillis
  • Una S. Ryan

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Clinical Topics

  3. General Concepts in Endothelial Cell Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. C. Norman Gillis, X. Chen, M. Merker
      Pages 55-67
  4. Chemical Mediators of Endothelial Cell Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. E. Dejana, G. Bazzoni, I. Martin-Padura, S. Walter, Alberto Mantovani
      Pages 79-85
  5. Endothelial Cell Interaction with Blood Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Jeremy D. Pearson
      Pages 117-125
    3. James Varani
      Pages 127-135
  6. Vascular Responses to Endothelial Cell Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Thomas F. Lüscher, Z. Yang
      Pages 139-155
    3. N. Perico, C. Zoja, Giuseppe Remuzzi
      Pages 157-166

About this book


This monograph contains the proceedings from the Advanced Study Institute on "Vascular Endothelium: Physiological Basis of Clinical Problems" which took place in Corfu, Greece in June 1990. The meeting consisted of twenty-eight lectures, most of them adapted as full length papers in this volume, as well as numerous short oral and poster communications which are abstracted and also included in alphabetical order (pages 239-302). There were ninety-six participants from ten NATO and four other European countries. The meeting was the second in as many years dealing with a specific subject in Endothelial Cell biology. Following the 1988 discussion on "Receptors and Transduction Mechanisms", the present ASI recognized and tried to deal with the increasing overlap in interest between basic scientists studying endothelial cell functions and clinicians facing problems of known or suspected endothelial pathological involvement. As with any similar effort, we opted to be selective, rather than fail by trying to be inclusive, in the subjects covered. We chose to discuss diseases, such as atherosclerosis, sepsis, ARDS and stroke, based on their relevance to endothelial cell function and urgent need for new insights into their pathogenesis and treatment. Similarly, we examined endothelial cell functions by considering their relevance to disease and their potential for elucidating important pathologies. Obviously, some areas were covered superficially or not at all; this should not distract from their importance, but rather reflect on the constraints of time and -not at all negligibly -the bias of the organizing committee.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John D. Catravas
    • 1
  • Allan D. Callow
    • 2
  • C. Norman Gillis
    • 3
  • Una S. Ryan
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Washington University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  4. 4.Monsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6663-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3736-6
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