tunica intima

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tunica intima

[′tü·nə·kə ′in·tə·mə]
(histology)
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On the left side of the internal jugular vein, there was evidence of hyperplasia, vascular expansion, and significant proliferation of the vascular endothelium.
The project titled, "Cyclic CAR peptide: a targeted therapy for pulmonary hypertension" is designed to develop CARSKNKDC (CAR) peptide to selectively target diseased pulmonary vascular endothelium in pulmonary hypertension.
The vascular endothelium is a single-cell layer forming the inner lining of the blood vessel which has a protective function but it can be compromised by activation of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators.
Its virulence is attributed to its ability to evade the human immune system, by modifying the host red blood cell surface to adhere to the vascular endothelium and to undergo antigenic variation.
These pigs were killed 3 months after the surgery, and their vascular endothelium was studied using an electronic microscope.
In the absence of vascular endothelium, the vasorelaxant potency from Hex-Sc in WKY was significantly increased (** p < 0.
In general, NO is generated by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) located in the vascular endothelium, nitrinergic nerves and macrophages in endothelium (Furchgott and Zawadzki, 1980; Griffith et al.
Hydrogen sulfide replacement therapy protects the vascular endothelium in hyperglycemia by preserving mitochondrial function," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
When oxygen levels drop, a transcription factor (HIF) is released to boost the production of vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF).
The vascular endothelium, the innermost layer of blood and lymphatic vessels, covers the whole surface of the vascular system and provides the interface between circulating blood or lymph and the vessel wall.
The author views erectile dysfunction as a cardiovascular impairment, namely due to an impaired vascular endothelium resulting in reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide, and proposes measures to prevent the dysfunction through nutrition.
14] showed that the concentration of the produced NO in the vascular endothelium in humans aged 70-80 indicates the value by 75% lower in comparison to the 20-year-old healthy subjects.

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