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Descriptor English: Pericytes
Descriptor Spanish: Pericitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Pericitos
Descriptor French: Péricytes
Entry term(s): Cells, Rouget
Pericyte
Rouget Cells
Tree number(s): A07.015.700.750
A10.272.491.677
A11.710
A16.504.660.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Capillaries (1970-1998)
Public MeSH Note: 99
History Note: 99
DeCS ID: 33678
Unique ID: D020286
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1999/01/01
Date of Entry: 1998/06/10
Revision Date: 2018/07/01
Pericytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0029935
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.
Preferred term Pericytes
Entry term(s) Cells, Rouget
Pericyte
Rouget Cells



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