"Pericytes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Unique slender cells with multiple processes extending along the capillary vessel axis and encircling the vascular wall, also called mural cells. Pericytes are imbedded in the BASEMENT MEMBRANE shared with the ENDOTHELIAL CELLS of the vessel. Pericytes are important in maintaining vessel integrity, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling.
- Rouget Cells
- Cells, Rouget
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Pericytes".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pericytes" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Pericytes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.