Intracerebroventricularly administered neurotrophins attenuate blood cerebrospinal fluid barrier breakdown and brain pathology following whole-body hyperthermia: an experimental study in the rat using biochemical and morphological approaches.

@article{Sharma2007IntracerebroventricularlyAN,
  title={Intracerebroventricularly administered neurotrophins attenuate blood cerebrospinal fluid barrier breakdown and brain pathology following whole-body hyperthermia: an experimental study in the rat using biochemical and morphological approaches.},
  author={Hari Shanker Sharma and Conrad Earl Johanson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={1122},
  pages={112-29}
}
Previous studies from our laboratory show that apart from blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, the blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barrier (BCSFB) for proteins is also broken down following whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) in a rat model. Breakdown of the BCSFB alters brain homeostasis and adversely affects the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS). Since neurotrophins and growth factors (e.g., brain-derived growth factor [BDNF], glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor… CONTINUE READING