Vascular Physiology

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology


The Vascular Physiology Group studies the blood vessel wall with respect to cellular signalling mechanisms, contractility, and cell differentiation. Cell types that are particularly investigated are the smooth muscle cells that cause vasoconstriction and the endothelial cells on the inside of the vascular wall that are important for its permeability and interaction with blood components. The differentiation and functional properties of smooth muscle cells depend on the cellular environment. Any disturbance of this, such as inflammation, lipid infiltration or damage to the endothelium, will lead to reactions that can initiate atherosclerotic lesions. Furthermore, we focus on the mechanisms and endogenous factors behind other inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis.

Recent research outputs

Cecilia Bergh, Rikard Landberg, Kristina Andersson, Lovisa Heyman-Lindén, Ana Rascón, Anders Magnuson, Payam Khalili, Amra Kåregren, Johan Nilsson, Carlo Pirazzi, David Erlinge & Ole Fröbert, 2021 Dec, In: Trials. 22, 1, 338.

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