Differential cytokine responses in human and mouse lymphatic endothelial cells to cytokines in vitro.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Lymphatic research and biology, Volume 8, Issue 3, p.155-64 (2010)


2010, Animals, Cell Adhesion Molecules, Cell Line, Cell Proliferation, Center-Authored Paper, Cytokines, E-Selectin, Electric Impedance, Endothelium, Lymphatic, Human Biology Division, Humans, Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1, interferon-gamma, Interleukin-1beta, Lymphangiogenesis, MICE, Time Factors, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha, Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1


Inflammatory cytokines dysregulate microvascular function, yet how cytokines affect lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC) are unclear. Methods and Results: We examined effects of TNF-α, IL-1 beta, and IFN-gamma on LEC proliferation, endothelial cell adhesion molecule (ECAM) expression, capillary formation, and barrier changes in murine (SV-LEC) and human LECs (HMEC-1a).