Endothelial cells

Confocal micrograph of a mouse heart section, stained for endothelial cells (red), nuclei (blue) and macrophages (green). Pinto Lab - Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Endothelial cells form the vasculature of the tissue. These include blood and vascular endothelial cells (BECs or VECs), and lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs).

Marker genes: Cdh5, Pecam (CD31), Emcn.

Abbreviated cell population name(s): EC (e.g. “EC1”, “EC2”…).