Sebastian Schrot

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Hydrocortisone is known to induce barrier properties in porcine primary cultures of microvascular endothelial cells. Here we present similar effects of hydrocortisone on a serum-free in vitro model based on primary cultured mouse brain endothelial cells. These cells in culture express typical blood-brain barrier properties and the transendothelial(More)
The blood-brain barrier is built up by endothelial cells lining the cerebral capillaries whereby the physical diffusion barrier is formed by tight junctions sealing the intercellular clefts. Chemical factors being released endogenously to the blood stream may regulate the barrier tightness. However, since tight junctions of the cerebral capillaries are more(More)
The cerebral microcapillary endothelium forms a highly important barrier between the blood and the interstitial fluid of the brain (blood-brain barrier) that controls the passage of molecules and cells in and out of the CNS. Several CNS diseases include leukocyte extravasation through the endothelium via two mechanistically distinct routes, the paracellular(More)
Cerebral endothelial cells accomplish the barrier functions between blood and brain interstitium. Structural features are the tight junctions between adjacent endothelial cells and the formation of marginal folds at the cell-cell contacts. The glucocorticoid hydrocortisone (HC) has been reported to enforce the blood-brain-barrier in vitro measurable by an(More)
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