Human umbilical vein endothelial cell

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Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) are cells derived from the endothelium of veins from the umbilical cord. They are used as a laboratory model system for the study of the function and pathology of endothelial cells (e.g., angiogenesis).[1]


  1. ^ Park HJ, Zhang Y, Georgescu SP, Johnson KL, Kong D, Galper JB (2006). "Human umbilical vein endothelial cells and human dermal microvascular endothelial cells offer new insights into the relationship between lipid metabolism and angiogenesis". Stem Cell Rev 2 (2): 93–102. doi:10.1007/s12015-006-0015-x. PMID 17237547. 

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