Capillary pericytes

Perspectives and future trends

Ronald Tilton

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Abstract

A complete understanding of the microcirculation requires full knowledge of the structure and function of each of the constituent cells, including pericytes. Vascular endothelium and smooth muscle cells have been investigated intensively during the last two decades, but much less is known about the metabolism and function of capillary pericytes. However, the development of new electron microscopy techniques and the application of new cell culture and molecular biology techniques should allow for the rapid elucidation of the cellular biochemistry and the microvascular function and pathology of this ubiquitous capillary cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-344
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Electron Microscopy Technique
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Microcirculation
  • Pericytes
  • Smooth muscle cells
  • Vascular endothelium

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  • Anatomy

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Capillary pericytes : Perspectives and future trends. / Tilton, Ronald.

In: Journal of Electron Microscopy Technique, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1991, p. 327-344.

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