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Pericytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pericytes
Tree Number(s)
A07.015.700.750
A10.272.491.677
A11.710
A16.504.660.600
Unique ID
D020286
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020286
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Rouget Cells
Previous Indexing
Capillaries (1970-1998)
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2018/07/01
Pericytes Preferred
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