The Macromolecules of the Intercellular Matrix of the Arterial Wall: Collagen, Elastin, Proteoglycans, and Glycoproteins

  • L. Robert
  • A. Kadar
  • B. Robert
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 43)


The arterial wall can be considered as differentiated connective tissue. Three main cell types have been described and characterized as the normal constituents of major arteries; they are the smooth muscle cells of the media, the endothelial cells limiting the intima toward the blood stream, and the “fibroblasts” in the adventitia of large arteries such as the aorta.


Arterial Wall Heparan Sulfate Elastic Fiber Dermatan Sulfate Rabbit Aorta 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Robert
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Kadar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. Robert
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biochimie du Tissu Conjonctif Faculté de MedecinéUniversité Paris-Val de MarneCréteilFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Pathological AnatomyII. Medical Faculty of the Semmelweis University of BudapestHungary
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Biochimie du Tissu Conjonctif Faculté de MédecineUniversité Paris-Val de MarneCréteilFrance

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