Human umbilical vein endothelial cells contain high levels of mRNA for the β-retinoic acid receptor, and very low levels of α-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 β-retinoic acid receptor transcripts. The physiological implications of the constitutive expression of this receptor in endothelial cells is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Aug 30 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology