The blood–brain barrier and immune function and dysfunction

  title={The blood–brain barrier and immune function and dysfunction},
  author={W. A. Banks and Michelle A. Erickson},
  journal={Neurobiology of Disease},
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the monocellular interface that divides the peripheral circulation from direct contact with the central nervous system (CNS). This interface consists of several parallel barriers that include most notably the capillary bed of the CNS and the choroid plexus. These barriers at one level create the dichotomy between the circulating factors of the immune system and the components of the CNS only to regulate interactions between the immune and central nervous systems… CONTINUE READING
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