Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University


Colloquium 213

Speaker Hisamichi Naito (Associate Professor(Department of Signal Transduction (Takakura Lab.))
Title Endothelial Heterogeneity and Vascular Regeneration
Date Thu., June 13, 2019, 12:15~13:00
Place 2F Seminar room, BioSystems Building
Host Name:Nobuyuki Takakura        
Tel : 06-6879-8316
Language Japanese

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Endothelial Heterogeneity and Vascular Regeneration

Endothelial cells (ECs) covering the inner surface of blood vessels, are heterogeneous in terms of morphology, function, and gene expression in vivo. Recently we identified vascular resident endothelial stem cells (VESCs), which indicates ECs are also heterogeneous by their state of differentiation and constitute a hierarchical stem cell system within blood vessels in vivo. In this seminar, I will introduce current understandings of endothelial progenitor and stem cells and their role in vascular regeneration.