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Pericyte Biology in Disease

  • Alexander Birbrair

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shunichi Morikawa, Haizea Iribar, Araika Gutiérrez-Rivera, Taichi Ezaki, Ander Izeta
    Pages 1-63
  3. Jiha Kim
    Pages 93-107
  4. Leslie Chang, Michelle A. Scott, Carolyn A. Meyers, Aaron W. James
    Pages 109-124
  5. Zalitha Pieterse, Devbarna Sinha, Pritinder Kaur
    Pages 125-135
  6. Giuliana Castello Coatti, Natale Cavaçana, Mayana Zatz
    Pages 137-146
  7. Alla B. Salmina, Yulia K. Komleva, Olga L. Lopatina, Alexander Birbrair
    Pages 147-166
  8. Francisco J. Rivera, Bryan Hinrichsen, Maria Elena Silva
    Pages 167-187
  9. Turgay Dalkara, Luis Alarcon-Martinez, Muge Yemisci
    Pages 189-213
  10. Georgios Galaris, Jérémy H. Thalgott, Franck P. G. Lebrin
    Pages 215-246
  11. Yvette Zarb, Francesca Daniela Franzoso, Annika Keller
    Pages 247-264
  12. Katherine L. Hayes
    Pages 265-278
  13. Volha Summerhill, Alexander Orekhov
    Pages 279-297
  14. Bushra Shammout, Jill R. Johnson
    Pages 299-317
  15. Louise Anne Moyle, Francesco Saverio Tedesco, Sara Benedetti
    Pages 319-344
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 345-355

About this book


This volume explores pericytes' roles under distinct pathological conditions, ranging from tumors, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, diabetes, atherosclerosis, muscular dystrophies and more. Together with its companion volumes Pericyte Biology in Different Organs and Pericyte Biology – Novel ConceptsPericyte Biology in Disease 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 cell biology and clinicians involved with these specific diseases.


pericytes endothelial cells homeostasis stem cell biology disease regulation

Editors and affiliations

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

About the editors

Alexander Birbrair received his Bachelor’s Biomedical degree from Santa Cruz State University in Brazil. He moved to North Carolina, where he finished his PhD in Neuroscience under the mentorship of Osvaldo Delbono. Then, he joined as a posdoc in Stem Cell Biology at Paul Frenette’s laboratory at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. In 2016, he was appointed faculty at Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where he started his own lab. His laboratory is interested in understanding how the cellular components of different tissues function and control disease progression. His group explores the roles of specific cell populations in the tissue microenvironment by using state-of-the-art techniques. In 2018, Alexander was elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), and, in 2019, he was elected member of the Global Young Academy (GYA).

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