Estrogen and the Vessel Wall marks the start of a new era in understanding the cardiovascular actions of estrogen. It examines the hypothesis, derived from a growing body of epidemiological data, that estrogen acts directly upon the vessel wall to produce beneficial effects in the cardiovascular system.
Inspired by a satellite symposium of the IX International Vascular Biology Meeting, additional topics have been included, covered by leading experts. All subjects have been brought together here to produce an outstanding and integral publication, a milestone in the field of Vascular Research.
Part I - Regulation of Gene Expression by the Estrogen Receptor Part II - Vascular Endothelium 1. Role of Estrogen in Endothelial Cell Behaviour 2. Modulation of Cellular Adhesion Molecules and Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase by Estrogen 3. Non-Genomic Actions of Estrogens: Estrogens as Antioxidants Lipoprotein Metabolism in the Vessel Wall 4. Estrogen and Vasomotor Tone 5. Endothelium-Dependent Vasoconstrictors Part III - Lipoproteins, Hemostasis and Leukocytes 1. Estradiol and Accelerated Transplant Atherosclerosis 2. Statistical Analysis of Ionic Channel Current Fluctuations 3. Natural Variability in the Geometry of Dendritic Branching Patterns 4. The Multiple Equivalent Cylinder Model 5. Parameter Estimation Algorithms for the Shunt Cable Model 6. Determination of Cable Parameters for Neurons with Gap Junctions 6. Ionic Current Modeling of Neurons in the Outer Retina 7. Ephatic Interactions Between Neurons Part IV - Regulation of Vasomotor Function 1. Estrogens and Coronary Artery Reactivity in 2. Estrogen Receptor in the Cardiovascular System Part V - Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases 1. Atherosclerotic Monkeys 2. Cloning Expression and Function of a Novel Estrogen Receptor