The neurovascular unit – concept review

@article{Muoio2014TheNU,
  title={The neurovascular unit – concept review},
  author={Valeria Muoio and Pontus B. Persson and Mauricio Michalak Sendeski},
  journal={Acta Physiologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={210}
}
The cerebral hyperaemia is one of the fundamental mechanisms for the central nervous system homeostasis. Due also to this mechanism, oxygen and nutrients are maintained in satisfactory levels, through vasodilation and vasoconstriction. The brain hyperaemia, or coupling, is accomplished by a group of cells, closely related to each other; called neurovascular unit (NVU). The neurovascular unit is composed by neurones, astrocytes, endothelial cells of blood–brain barrier (BBB), myocytes, pericytes… 
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