Pericytes: New EPO-producing cells in the brain

Peng Ji*

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In this issue of Blood, Urrutia et al identified pericyte as a novel erythropoietin (EPO)-producing cell type in the brain. The brain pericytes function as oxygen sensors and respond to hypoxia. They are regulated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2 and prolyl-4-hydroxylase (PHD) 2 and 3.1

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2483-2485
Number of pages3
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 24 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology


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