Puromycin-purified rat brain microvascular endothelial cell cultures exhibit improved barrier properties in response to glucocorticoid induction.

In vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) models using primary rat brain microvessel endothelial cells (BMEC) are often hampered by a lack of culture purity and poor barrier properties. To address these problems, the translation inhibitor puromycin was used to purify rat BMEC cultures. BMEC purities of 99.8% were routinely attained using puromycin treatment, and… (More)