Cytochalasin B inhibition of endothelial proliferation at wound edges in vitro

J Cell Biol. 1979 May;81(2):348-54. doi: 10.1083/jcb.81.2.348.


Cytochalasin B prevents both migration and wound-associated replication when applied to wounded monolayers of bovine endothelium in tissue culture. The normal low background rate of replication in undisturbed areas of the cultures is not inhibited by cytochalasin B. These results suggest that some form of movement may be required for initiation of wound-associated replication by endothelial cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aorta
  • Cattle
  • Cell Line
  • Cell Movement / drug effects
  • Cytochalasin B / pharmacology*
  • DNA / biosynthesis
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Endothelium / drug effects*
  • Endothelium / physiology
  • Mitosis / drug effects
  • Wound Healing / drug effects*


  • Cytochalasin B
  • DNA