The Oxygen Permeability of Cultured Endothelial Cell Monolayers

  • C. Y. Liu
  • S. G. Eskin
  • J. D. Hellums
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 345)


The first barrier encountered by oxygen after exiting the lumen of the capillary is the capillary wall endothelium. Prior workers’ estimates of the oxygen permeability of the endothelium have differed by orders of magnitude, with some studies suggesting that the endothelial resistance to oxygen transport is of dominant importance (Rasio and Goresky, 1979; Rose and Goresky, 1985; Fletcher and Schubert, 1984). The present study was undertaken to directly measure the oxygen permeability of cultured bovine aortic, and human umbilical vein endothelial cell monolayers


Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell Mass Transfer Coefficient Silicone Rubber Oxygen Transport Diffusion Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Y. Liu
    • 1
  • S. G. Eskin
    • 2
  • J. D. Hellums
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

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