Wall shear stress and statin drugs have both been shown to influence endothelial cell function. We investigated the effect of statins on the morphology and F-actin cytoskeleton arrangement of endothelial cells with and without wall shear stress. Under static conditions, statins caused cells to become rounded and disorganized the F-actin cytoskeleton. Wall shear stress abrogated the morphological effects, but did not reverse the cytoskeleton disorganization.

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