We have examined the effect of shear stress on the production of endothelin by cultured porcine endothelial cells. Low shear stress stimulated the expression of endothelin mRNA in polygonal endothelial cells with a peak time of 2 to 4 hours and also increased the release of immunoreactive endothelin into the culture medium. The expression of endothelin mRNA in the ellipsoidal endothelial cells under higher shear stress was not different from that of the control level. Our results suggest a possible role for hemodynamic shear stress in the regulation of endothelin production in vascular endothelial cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jun 15 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology