Phenotypic and functional diversity of vascular and lymphatic vessels is lately discovered. In this symposium, the function and regulation of specialized lymphatic vessels in several tissues are discussed: Schlemm’s canal for aqueous humor drainage, lacteal lacteal for dietary fat uptake and gut immune surveillance, basolateral meningeal lymphatic vessels for drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. Regulation of vascular permeability is also achieved by tissue-specific molecular complexes. Regarding this, it would be presented how junctional molecules can be interfered to open endothelial junction during inflammatory processes. In addition, endothelial metabolic regulation and mechanical regulation during angiogenesis will be discussed.
Metabolic Control of Endothelial Growth and Differentiation