Retinoic acid receptor transcripts in human umbilical vein endothelial cells Academic Article uri icon


  • Human umbilical vein endothelial cells contain high levels of mRNA for the beta-retinoic acid receptor, and very low levels of alpha-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 beta-retinoic acid receptor transcripts. The physiological implications of the constitutive expression of this receptor in endothelial cells is discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fesus, L., Nagy, L., Basilion, J. P., & Davies, P.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • August 1991