30. Pulmonary Endothelium and Malignancies

  1. Norbert F. Voelkel2 and
  2. Sharon Rounds Chief3,4
  1. Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi

Published Online: 11 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747490.ch30

The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease

The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease

How to Cite

Al-Mehdi, A.-B. (2009) Pulmonary Endothelium and Malignancies, in The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease (eds N. F. Voelkel and S. Rounds), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747490.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The E. Raymond Fenton Professor of Pulmonary Research, Director, Victoria Johnson Center for Pulmonary Obstructive Disease Research, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA

  2. 3

    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Medical Service, Providence VA, USA

  3. 4

    Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL 36688, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723616

Online ISBN: 9780470747490



  • pulmonary endothelium and malignancies;
  • lung metastatic tumors and pulmonary endothelium;
  • pulmonotropic cell adhesion molecules on cancer cells;
  • cancer cell–EC interaction in attachment under flow;
  • lung endothelium-specific cell adhesion molecule and dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-IV;
  • intercellular interaction in hematogenous metastasis;
  • metastatic tumors from endothelium-attached tumor cells;
  • pulmonary metastasis organotropism and cancer cell and lung EC interaction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lung Metastatic Tumors and the Pulmonary Endothelium

  • Pulmonary EC Malignancies

  • Conclusions and Perspectives

  • References