A 3D in vitro pericyte-supported microvessel model: visualisation and quantitative characterisation of multistep angiogenesis.

  title={A 3D in vitro pericyte-supported microvessel model: visualisation and quantitative characterisation of multistep angiogenesis.},
  author={Eujin Lee and Haruko Takahashi and Joris Pauty and Masayoshi Kobayashi and Keisuke Kato and Maki Kabara and Jun-ichi Kawabe and Yukiko T Matsunaga},
  journal={Journal of materials chemistry. B},
  volume={6 7},
Angiogenesis, which refers to the formation of new blood vessels from already existing vessels, is a promising therapeutic target and a complex multistep process involving many different factors. Pericytes (PCs) are attracting attention as they are considered to make significant contributions to the maturation and stabilisation of newly formed vessels, although not much is known about the precise mechanisms involved. Since there is no single specific marker for pericytes, in vivo models may… 

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