Lymphatic contractility and oxidative stress

Anatoliy A. Gashev, Sangeetha Thangaswamy, Victor Chatterjee

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The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the maintenance of fluid and macromolecule homeostasis, lipid absorption, and immune cell trafficking. All of these functions cannot be performed effectively without proper contractile function of lymphatic vessels. Authors provide a summary of the basic principles of regulation of lymphatic contractility and available data related to the influence of oxidative stress on the contractile function of lymphatic vessels in adulthood and the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSystems Biology of Free Radicals and Antioxidants
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642300189
ISBN (Print)3642300170, 9783642300172
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012



  • Lymph flow
  • Lymphatic Contractility
  • Lymphatic vessel
  • Oxidative stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gashev, A. A., Thangaswamy, S., & Chatterjee, V. (2012). Lymphatic contractility and oxidative stress. In Systems Biology of Free Radicals and Antioxidants (pp. 2069-2082). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.