Abstract

Prostacyclin is released from cultured and ex vivo bovine vascular endothelium following sublethal immunologic injury by a heterologous antibody to endothelial cells developed in rabbits. This release was dependent on calcium and complement and was not enhanced by the presence of platelets. Prostacyclin release was diminished 1–2 hr after the injury, but recovered fully following reculture of the endothelial cells for 72 hr.

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