Authors:
Y Wallez, P Huber
Journal name: 
Biochim Biophys Acta
Citation info: 
1778(3):794-809
Abstract: 
Endothelial cells lining the vessel wall are connected by adherens, tight and gap junctions. These junctional complexes are related to those found at epithelial junctions but with notable changes in terms of specific molecules and organization. Endothelial junctional proteins play important roles in tissue integrity but also in vascular permeability, leukocyte extravasation and angiogenesis. In this review, we will focus on specific mechanisms of endothelial tight and adherens junctions.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2007.09.003
E-pub date: 
31 Mar 2008