Chapter 5. Pericytes and Their Contribution to the Blood-Brain Barrier

  1. Prof. Dr. Rolf Dermietzel2,
  2. Prof. Dr. David C. Spray3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Maiken Nedergaard4
  1. Markus Ramsauer

Published Online: 31 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611225.ch5

Blood-Brain Barriers: From Ontogeny to Artificial Interfaces, Volume 1

Blood-Brain Barriers: From Ontogeny to Artificial Interfaces, Volume 1

How to Cite

Ramsauer, M. (2007) Pericytes and Their Contribution to the Blood-Brain Barrier, in Blood-Brain Barriers: From Ontogeny to Artificial Interfaces, Volume 1 (eds R. Dermietzel, D. C. Spray and M. Nedergaard), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611225.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Neuroanatomy and Molecular Brain Research, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1410 Pelham Parkway S, Bronx, NY 10464, USA

  3. 4

    School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

Author Information

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310883

Online ISBN: 9783527611225

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Keywords:

  • cells of blood-brain interface;
  • pericyte structure;
  • pericyte positioning;
  • pericyte markers;
  • pericytes in culture;
  • contractility;
  • regulation of blood flow;
  • macrophage function;
  • angiogenesis;
  • stability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pericyte Structure and Positioning

  • Pericyte Markers

  • Pericytes in Culture

  • Contractility and Regulation of Blood Flow

  • Macrophage Function

  • Regulation of Homeostasis and Integrity

  • Angiogenesis and Stability

    • PDGF-B and Pericyte Recruitment

    • TGF-β1 and Differentiation

    • Ang-1 and Maturation

  • Conclusion

  • References