The role of pericytes in controlling angiogenesis in vivo.

  title={The role of pericytes in controlling angiogenesis in vivo.},
  author={Stuart Egginton and Ai Ling Zhou and Margaret D. Brown and Olga Hudlick{\'a}},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
In order to evaluate the interaction between endothelial cells and the perivascular pericytes during physiological angiogenesis, stereological analysis of fine structure was performed on samples of rat skeletal muscle where capillary growth was induced to a similar extent by three different interventions (indirect electrical stimulation, vasodilatation by alpha 1-blockade, stretch due to synergist extirpation). There was a significant reduction in the relative area of contact between pericytes… CONTINUE READING