The Neurovascular Bundle

Depiction of neurovascular unit displaying relationships between neurons and their supply capillaries. (From del Zoppo GJ: Stroke and neurovascular protection. N Eng! J Med 354:553-555, 2006.)

Post-capillary venule from rat cortex. “10 \im diameter. (Courtesy of J. H. Heo.) Key to the to EM imag, indfcating the endothelium (endo), basal lamina matrix (arrowheads), astrocyte and astrocyte end-feet (/^, and pericytes (*)

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