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.

published proceedings

  • Biochem Biophys Res Commun

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Fesus, L||Nagy, L||Basilion, JP||Davies, PJ

publication date

  • January 1991