More Than a Pipe Dream: Uncovering Mechanisms of Vascular Lumen Formation

Kevin S. Nelson, Greg J. Beitel*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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An unresolved question in vasculogenesis is how mammalian endothelial cells make lumens in developing vessels. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Strilic et al. present a comprehensive analysis of murine arterial lumen formation that defines cellular and molecular events required for lumen morphogenesis and argues against a previous paradigm of lumen formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 20 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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