Pericytes are multipotent mesenchymal-like cells found in association with small blood vessel walls. They are important for angiogenesis, the structural integrity of the microvasculature, and blood flow regulation. However, they can also develop into malignant tumors called hemangiopericytomas.

To date, pericytes have demonstrated the ability to differentiate into adipocytes, osteoblasts, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, and phagocytes (macrophages).

Figure: Flow cytometric analysis of PromoCell Pericytes. > 98% of the cells are CD146+.

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Human Pericytes from Placenta (hPC-PL) 500,000 cryopreserved cells C-12980 click to select country
Human Pericytes from Placenta (hPC-PL) 500,000 proliferating cells C-12981 click to select country
hPC-PL Pellet 1x106 cells in RNAlater C-14095 click to select country