The blood-spinal cord barrier: morphology and clinical implications.

  title={The blood-spinal cord barrier: morphology and clinical implications.},
  author={Viktor Bartanusz and Daniela Jezova and Betty Alajajian and Murat H Digicaylioglu},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={70 2},
The blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) is the functional equivalent of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the sense of providing a specialized microenvironment for the cellular constituents of the spinal cord. Even if intuitively the BSCB could be considered as the morphological extension of the BBB into the spinal cord, evidence suggests that this is not so. The BSCB shares the same principal building blocks with the BBB; nevertheless, it seems that morphological and functional differences may… CONTINUE READING
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