Query  to the TRRD database:
genes expressing in CAPILLARIES
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Function: selective permeability: exchange of fluids, gases, and metabolites and waste products between blood and tissues; synthetic, metabolic and antithrombogenic activities.

Continuos capillaries

Location: muscle, lung, central nervous system {Ne/nerv.html}.

Composition: endothelial cells contain numerous pinocytotic vesicles, pericytes are enclosed by a basement membrane.

Fenestrated capillaries

Location: endocrine glands, sites of fluid and metabolite absorption: renal corpuscles, intestinal tract, and gallbladder.

Composition: endothelial cells contain fenestrations, 80-100 nm in diameter, those provide channels across the capillary wall, pericytes are enclosed by a basement membrane.

Discontinuous capillaries (sinusoid)

Location: liver, spleen, and bone marrow.

Composition: endothelial cells with unusually wide gaps between them, partial or total absence of basement membrane.