NEUROPHOTONICS, vol.9, no.2, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
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pericyte, actin, contractility, central nervous system, capillary, blood flow, VASCULAR SMOOTH-MUSCLE, RHO-ASSOCIATED KINASE, ACTIN CYTOSKELETON, BLOOD-FLOW, F-ACTIN, MICROVASCULAR PERICYTES, MESSENGER-RNA, BETA-ACTIN, POLYMERIZATION, PHALLOIDIN
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Significance: Whether or not capillary pericytes contribute to blood flow regulation in the brain and retina has long been debated. This was partly caused by failure of detecting the contractile protein alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) in capillary pericytes.