A subset of cerebrovascular pericytes originates from mature macrophages in the very early phase of vascular development in CNS

Abstract

Pericytes are believed to originate from either mesenchymal or neural crest cells. It has recently been reported that pericytes play important roles in the central nervous system (CNS) by regulating blood-brain barrier homeostasis and blood flow at the capillary level. However, the origin of CNS microvascular pericytes and the mechanism of their recruitment… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03994-1

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