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Table 1 The differences of pericyte markers in different tissues and organs

From: Molecular mechanisms underlying therapeutic potential of pericytes

Tissue/organ Markers
Brain • potassium channel complex Kir6.1+
• Nerve-glial antigen-2 (NG2)+
• Desmin+
• Platelet-derived growth factor receptor β (PDGFRβ)+ [19]
Retina • Nerve-glial antigen-2 (NG2)+
• Platelet-derived growth factor receptor β (PDGFRβ)+
• α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)- [20]
Kidney • Endosialin (CD248)+
• Platelet-derived growth factor receptor β (PDGFRβ)+
• ecto-5′-nucleotidase (CD73)+
• collagen (Col)1a1+ [21]
Skeletal muscle • alkaline phosphatase+
• Nerve-glial antigen-2 (NG2)+
• α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)+
• Desmin+ [22]