Endothelial cell-cell junctions are strictly regulated in order to control the barrier function of endothelium. Vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin is one of the proteins that is crucial in this process. It has been reported that phosphorylation events control the function of VE-cadherin. This review summarizes the role of VE-cadherin phosphorylation in the regulation of endothelial cell-cell junctions and highlights how this affects vascular permeability and leukocyte extravasation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Cell Health and Cytoskeleton|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Nov 2010|