The cerebral cortex requires a dense, highly organized network of vasculature that ensures high-volume and continuous oxygen delivery to metabolically active neuronal circuits. In a recent paper, Coelho-Santos et al. used in vivo two-photon microscopy to reveal how this precise network is constructed during a short window of mouse postnatal development.
Keywords: brain angiogenesis; brain development; capillary; cerebrovasculature; neurovascular unit; pericyte.
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