The proliferative response of the balloon deendothelialized rabbit aorta was followed by tritiated thymidine labeling. Peak labeling was seen by 6 days after the procedure, with progressively decreasing activity with increasing distance from the lumen. The proliferative response rapidly subsided, so that base-line values were achieved by a month after the vessel insult. The decrease in proliferation occurred even in areas which were not re-endothelialized. The mechanism of this moderating response is presently not explained, but it appears to have adaptive value in preventing excessive lumen occlusion following vascular injury.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)