Isolation and in vitro characterization of human dermal microvascular pericytes.

@article{Helmbold2001IsolationAI,
  title={Isolation and in vitro characterization of human dermal microvascular pericytes.},
  author={Peter Helmbold and Ramesh Chandra Nayak and Wolfgang Ch Marsch and Ira M. Herman},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  year={2001},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
Pericytes cover the abluminal surface of capillaries and venules and are thought to play an important role in microvascular regulation and pathology. The purpose of this study was to isolate and characterize human dermal microvascular pericytes (HDMPC), a minor cell type in the skin but a relatively easily obtainable human source of tissue. We developed and compared two procedures that differed in the preselection method. Isolation of dermal microvessel fragments from neonatal foreskins by… CONTINUE READING