Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Pericyte Biology in Different Organs

Editors: Birbrair, Alexander (Ed.)

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  • Brings readers up to date on this unique cell type which has gone from almost forgotten to a timely, hot topic
  • Updates on the most novel functions attributed to these cells
  • All contributors are renowned international experts in the specialized field of pericytes in specific organs 
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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. 

About the authors

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). 

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11092-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pericyte Biology in Different Organs
Editors
  • Alexander Birbrair
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1122
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11093-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11093-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11092-5
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 277
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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