Emerging Concepts in Organ-Specific Lymphatic Vessels and Metabolic Regulation of Lymphatic Development

Brian W. Wong, Annalisa Zecchin, Melissa García-Caballero, Peter Carmeliet

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Abstract

The lymphatic system has been less well characterized than the blood vascular system; however, work in recent years has uncovered novel regulators and non-venous lineages that contribute to lymphatic formation in various organs. Further, the identification of organ-specific lymphatic beds underscores their potential interaction with organ development and function, and highlights the possibility of targeting these organ-specific lymphatics beds in disease. This review focuses on newly described metabolic and epigenetic regulators of lymphangiogenesis and the interplay between lymphatic development and function in a number of major organ systems. Wong et al. present a Review focusing on two emerging aspects of lymphatic development. They discuss both metabolic and epigenetic regulators of lymphangiogenesis as well as the interplay between lymphatic development and function in several organ systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-301
Number of pages13
JournalDevelopmental cell
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2018

Keywords

  • epigenetics
  • lymphatic endothelial cells
  • lymphatic vessels
  • metabolism
  • organ-specific lymphatics

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