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  • n. A mesenchymal cell found wrapped around a capillary


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  • Armulik A, Abramsson A, Betsholtz C (2005) Endothelial/pericyte interactions.

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  • Recently, published data identify pericyte characteristics by α-SMA staining within an

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  • The staining of the TSP-1 and Tn-C associate with many of the neovascular and microvascular lumen within the tumor, a phenomenon consistent with one of the TAF cell phenotypes, the pericyte.

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  • A capillary is composed of an endothelial cell, which forms the lining of the small tube, and a pericyte, which wraps around the outside of the tube.

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  • Mice expressing Ad-null or Ad-sFlt1 for 14 days were perfused with h. m.w fluorescein dextran (green), the retinas were dissected, flat mounted and stained for the pericyte marker, NG2 (red).

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  • Normal pericyte coverage in microvessels of sFlt1 treated mice.

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  • In light of the evidence that pericyte association with EC mediates vessel stabilization, it is reasonable to suggest that the microvasculature of the CNS is particularly stable.

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  • - smooth muscle actin-positive pericyte coverage and tumour cell proliferation, and was correlated inversely with the apparent diffusion coefficient.

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  • [28] were co-labeled for lac-Z and for NG2, the chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, as a pericyte marker

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  • a marker of the multipotent pericyte, was prominently expressed around confluence while adipogenic PPAR gamma was up-regulated already in subconfluent cells.

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