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Blood Brain Barrier and Inflammation (Hardcover)

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This PIR volume presents a comprehensive collection of reviews that focus on the role of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during steady-state and inflamed conditions. Within the central nervous system (CNS) the constantly changing bloodstream is strictly separated from the CNS parenchyma by the BBB. However, viruses, bacteria, parasites and auto-aggressive immune cells can penetrate the barrier and significantly contribute to CNS inflammation. The BBB can actively contribute to neuroinflammation by presentation of chemokines, expression of cell adhesion molecules and alterations of barrier properties. As such, understanding the role of the BBB under healthy and pathological conditions is essential to the development of new drugs to efficiently combat inflammatory diseases of the CNS.

Genre: Medical, Science
Series Title: Progress in Inflammation Research
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2017
TCIN: 51563605
UPC: 9783319455129
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0460

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