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Endothelial Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Endothelial Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.436.275
Unique ID
D042783
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D042783
Annotation
coordinate with specific tissue type if pertinent
Scope Note
Highly specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the HEART; BLOOD VESSELS; and lymph vessels, forming the ENDOTHELIUM. They are polygonal in shape and joined together by TIGHT JUNCTIONS. The tight junctions allow for variable permeability to specific macromolecules that are transported across the endothelial layer.
Entry Term(s)
Capillary Endothelial Cells
Lymphatic Endothelial Cells
Vascular Endothelial Cells
NLM Classification #
QS 532.5.E7
Previous Indexing
Endothelium (1973-2003)
See Also
Endothelium
Public MeSH Note
2004
History Note
2004
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Endothelial Cells Preferred
Vascular Endothelial Cells Narrower
Capillary Endothelial Cells Narrower
Lymphatic Endothelial Cells Narrower
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