Can I connect these two statements through a semicolon?
Tight Junctions of endothelial cells form the central stucture of the blood brain barrier; adjacent pericytes are associated with the perivascular endfeet of astrocytes Is this the correct usage of a semicolon? I want to connect these two sentences into one bigger more descriptive sentence. Is this possible?
Tight junctions of endothelial cells form the central structure of the blood brain barrier, adjacent pericytes are associated with the perivascular endfeet of astrocytes
Yes, but longer sentences are not necessarily better sentences -- especially when the information is highly technical. Please consider using a period after "barrier."
By the way, you used a semicolon in your question, but your example uses a comma. Using a comma creates an error called a comma splice.
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