Umbilical Cord Cell System

Here you can find endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells from umbilical vein and artery. You can also find medium to grow the cells as well as RNA, DNA and protein derived from these cells.

The vascular endothelial cells contribute to the maintenance of vascular homeostasis. They synthesize and secrete activators as well as inhibitors of both the coagulation system and the fibrinolysis system in addition to mediators that influence the adhesion and aggregation of blood platelets. Endothelial cells also release molecules that control cell proliferation and modulate vessel wall tone.

Vascular smooth muscle cells are the cellular substate of most significant arterial disease. The increased growth potential of vascular smooth muscle cells represents one of the crucial anomalies responsible for the development of essential vascular diseases.