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Title: Pericytes: Blood-Brain Barrier Safeguards against Neurodegeneration?
Authors: Quaegebeur, Annelies
Segura, Inmaculada
Carmeliet, Peter # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Cell Press
Series Title: Neuron vol:68 issue:3 pages:321-323
Abstract: The role of pericytes in the control of blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity has remained enigmatic. In this issue, Bell et al. and two concurrent studies highlight that pericyte loss causes BBB breakdown and hypoperfusion. Remarkably, these vascular changes precede neurodegeneration and cognitive defects in old age.
ISSN: 0896-6273
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Vesalius Research Centre (-)
Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism (Vesalius Research Center) (+)
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