Pericyte Biology in Different Organs

  • Alexander Birbrair

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrea Trost, Daniela Bruckner, Francisco J. Rivera, Herbert A. Reitsamer
    Pages 1-26
  3. Chi F. Hung, Carole L. Wilson, Lynn M. Schnapp
    Pages 41-58
  4. Jyoti Gautam, Yao Yao
    Pages 59-72
  5. Marta Ramirez, Nuria Pell, Marc Mejias, Mercedes Fernandez
    Pages 73-100
  6. Yuya Kunisaki
    Pages 101-114
  7. Martin Canis, Mattis Bertlich
    Pages 115-123
  8. Rodrigo S. N. Barreto, Patricia Romagnolli, Andressa Daronco Cereta, Leda M. C. Coimbra-Campos, Alexander Birbrair, Maria Angelica Miglino
    Pages 125-151
  9. Enis Kostallari, Vijay H. Shah
    Pages 153-167
  10. Motohiro Komaki
    Pages 169-186
  11. Linda L. Lee, Vishnu Chintalgattu
    Pages 187-210
  12. Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Peter Szaraz, Clifford L. Librach
    Pages 211-233
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-277

About this book


The present book is an attempt to describe the most recent developments in the area of pericyte biology which is one of the emergent hot topics in the field of molecular and cellular biology today. Here, we present a selected collection of thirteen detailed chapters on what we know so far about pericytes in distinct organs in physiological and pathological conditions. Further, it provides an update on the most novel functions attributed to these cells and will introduce a newer generation of researchers and scientists to the importance of these cells, ranging from their discovery in different organs through current state-of-the-science. It will be invaluable for both advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in cell biology, stem cells and vascular research.  

This volume explores pericytes' physiologic roles in different tissues, ranging from the pancreas, lungs and liver through skeletal muscle, gut, retina and more. Together with its companion volumes Pericyte Biology in Disease and Pericyte Biology – Novel Concepts, Pericyte Biology in Different Organs presents a comprehensive update on the latest information and most novel functions attributed to pericytes. To those researchers newer to this area, it will be useful to have the background information on these cells' unique history. It will be invaluable for both advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in cell biology, stem cells and researchers or clinicians involved with specific organs. 


pericytes endothelial cells homeostasis stem cell biology disease regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Birbrair
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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