An overview of the multiple functions of the blood-brain barrier.

Abstract

The BBB formed by brain capillary endothelial cells is now recognized as more than an impermeable wall. It has specific transport systems that facilitate the uptake of important nutrients and hormones and active pumps that help to regulate the concentrations of ions and metabolites in the brain's ISF. Enzymes present in the endothelial cell metabolize… (More)

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