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Neurovascular Unit

Gary A. Rosenberg

in Molecular Physiology and Metabolism of the Nervous System

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394276
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394276.003.0003

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurovascular Unit

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This chapter covers the neurovascular unit, including early experiments on the blood-brain barrier; the neurovascular unit and tight junction proteins; integrins, selectins, and endothelial cell adhesion; astrocytes, pericytes, and basal lamina; movement of substances into and out of the brain; glucose and amino acid transport; proteases and the neurovascular unit; matrix metalloproteinases (MMPS); A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM); and barrier systems evolved to an endothelial barrier.

Chapter.  8598 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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