Capillo-venous flow in the brain: significance of intravascular RBC aggregation for venous flow regulation.

@article{Tomita2006CapillovenousFI,
  title={Capillo-venous flow in the brain: significance of intravascular RBC aggregation for venous flow regulation.},
  author={Minoru Tomita and Norio Tanahashi and Hidetaka Takeda and Istv{\'a}n Schiszler and Takashi Osada and Miyuki Unekawa and Norihiro Suzuki},
  journal={Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 1-2},
  pages={51-7}
}
Despite numerous reports on the regulation of cerebral arterial blood flow, little work has been done on that of the capillary and venous system. We have examined capillo-venous blood flow in the rat intraparenchymal cerebral cortex, employing a high-speed video confocal fluorescence microscope and our own software (KEIOIS-2) to track individual RBCs and to document velocity changes in single capillaries and veins. We found temporal and spatial heterogeneous changes in capillary RBC density… CONTINUE READING