Mihaela Oana Romanitan

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The tight junctions (TJs) are key players in the control of blood-brain barrier (BBB) properties, the most complex TJs in the vascular system being found in the endothelial cells of brain capillaries. One of the main TJs proteins is occludin, which anchors plasma membranes of neighbour cells and is present in large amounts in the brain endothelia. Previous(More)
Claudins (Cls) are a multigene family of transmembrane proteins with different tissue distribution, which have an essential role in the formation and sealing capacity of tight junctions (TJs). At the level of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), TJs are the main molecular structures which separate the neuronal milieu from the circulatory space, by a restriction(More)
We have reported earlier that tight-junction proteins are detectable by standard immunohistochemistry in the brain parenchyma, namely in the cell bodies of neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. Here we show, by projection to latent structures - discriminate analysis (PLS-DA), that the immunohistochemical detection profile of tight junction proteins(More)
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