Engaging neuroscience to advance translational research in brain barrier biology

Edward A. Neuwelt, Björn Bauer, Christoph Fahlke, Gert Fricker, Constantino Iadecola, Damir Janigro, Luc Leybaert, Zoltán Molnár, Martha E. O'Donnell, John T. Povlishock, Norman R. Saunders, Frank Sharp, Danica Stanimirovic, Ryan J. Watts, Lester R. Drewes

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The delivery of many potentially therapeutic and diagnostic compounds to specific areas of the brain is restricted by brain barriers, of which the most well known are the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barrier. Recent studies have shown numerous additional roles of these barriers, including an involvement in neurodevelopment, in the control of cerebral blood flow, and - when barrier integrity is impaired - in the pathology of many common CNS disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-182
Number of pages14
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Neuwelt, E. A., Bauer, B., Fahlke, C., Fricker, G., Iadecola, C., Janigro, D., Leybaert, L., Molnár, Z., O'Donnell, M. E., Povlishock, J. T., Saunders, N. R., Sharp, F., Stanimirovic, D., Watts, R. J., & Drewes, L. R. (2011). Engaging neuroscience to advance translational research in brain barrier biology. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12(3), 169-182. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2995