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. 
  2. ^ HE, YING; LUAN, ZHOU; FU, XUNAN; XU, XUN (1 March 2016). "Overexpression of uncoupling protein 2 inhibits the high glucose-induced apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells". International Journal of Molecular Medicine 37 (3): 631–638. doi:10.3892/ijmm.2016.2478. ISSN 1107-3756. PMID 26846204. 

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