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Figure 5 | Cardiovascular Diabetology

Figure 5

From: Vascular ossification – calcification in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and calciphylaxis – calcific uremic arteriolopathy: the emerging role of sodium thiosulfate

Figure 5

The multipotential, pluripotent (stem cell – like), and mesenchymal pericyte. The pericyte is considered to be a differentiated VSMC, which acts as guardian angel of the endothelial cell. It is capable of synthesizing most of the non-collagenous bone morphogenic proteins associated with VOC.

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