The Importance of Pericytes in Healing: Wounds and other Pathologies
AbstractMuch of current research investigates the beneficial properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a treatment for wounds and other forms of injury. In this review, we bring attention to and discuss the role of the pericyte, a cell type which shares much of the differentiation potential and regenerative properties of the MSC as well as specific roles in the regulation of angiogenesis, inflammation and fibrosis. Pericytes have been identified as dysfunctional or depleted in many disease states, and observing the outcomes of pericyte perturbation in models of disease and wound healing informs our understanding of overall pericyte function and identifies these cells as an important target in the development of therapies to encourage healing. View Full-Text
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Thomas, H.M.; Cowin, A.J.; Mills, S.J. The Importance of Pericytes in Healing: Wounds and other Pathologies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1129.
Thomas HM, Cowin AJ, Mills SJ. The Importance of Pericytes in Healing: Wounds and other Pathologies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(6):1129.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thomas, Hannah M.; Cowin, Allison J.; Mills, Stuart J. 2017. "The Importance of Pericytes in Healing: Wounds and other Pathologies." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 6: 1129.
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