Retinoic acid receptor transcripts in human umbilical vein endothelial cells

Laszlo Fesus, Laszlo Nagy, James P. Basilion, Peter J.A. Davies

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Human umbilical vein endothelial cells contain high levels of mRNA for the β-retinoic acid receptor, and very low levels of α-retinoic acid receptor transcripts. The cells responded to retinoic acid with a significant induction of tissue transglutaminase expression but no alterations in the expression of β-retinoic acid receptor transcripts. The physiological implications of the constitutive expression of this receptor in endothelial cells is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-38
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 30 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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