Lymphatic endothelium: Morphological, molecular and functional properties

Michael S. Pepper, Mihaela Skobe

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The lymphatic microvasculature is uniquely adapted for the continuous removal of interstitial fluid and proteins, and is an important point of entry for leukocytes and tumor cells. The traditional view that lymphatic capillaries are passive participants in these tasks is currently being challenged. This overview highlights recent advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and function of lymphatic vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2003


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