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The Role of Glia in the Formation and Function of the Blood–Brain Barrier

Hannelore Bauer, Hans-Christian Bauer, Reiner F. Haseloff and Ingolf E. Blasig

in Neuroglia

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0025
                      The Role of Glia in the Formation and Function of the Blood–Brain Barrier

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This chapter describes the structure and function of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) represented by brain capillary endothelial cells. Special attention is given to the influence of astrocytes and astrocytic factors. Ontogenetic development and pathological aspects of the BBB are considered.

Keywords: glial cells; BBB; astrocytes; endothelial cells; ontogenic development

Chapter.  6471 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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