Pericyte degeneration leads to neurovascular uncoupling and limits oxygen supply to brain

Abstract

Pericytes are perivascular mural cells of brain capillaries. They are positioned centrally in the neurovascular unit between endothelial cells, astrocytes and neurons. This position allows them to regulate key neurovascular functions of the brain. The role of pericytes in the regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and neurovascular coupling remains… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nn.4489

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