Neurogenic control of blood-brain barrier permeability.

  title={Neurogenic control of blood-brain barrier permeability.},
  author={Marcus E. Raichle},
  journal={Acta neuropathologica. Supplementum},
Evidence from several laboratories strongly suggests that brain capillaries play a dynamic role in the regulation of the internal environment of the brain and, further, that these activities are under neuroendocrine control. First, brain capillaries exhibit a number of anatomical and biochemical features unique to membranes known to regulate water and electrolyte permeability. These include tight junctions between endothelial cells, a high mitochondrial content and a unique compliment of… CONTINUE READING

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