Expression and function of laminins in the embryonic and mature vasculature

Rupert Hallmann, Nathalie Horn, Manuel Selg, Olaf Wendler, Friederike Pausch, Lydia M Sorokin.

Physiol Rev, 2005

The endothelial cell basement membranes have been shown to be unique with respect to their laminin isoform composition. This review outlines the unique structural and functional features of vascular basement membranes, with focus on the endothelium and the laminin family of glycoproteins.