blood-brain barrier

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a mechanism that creates a barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood

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The blood brain barrier protects the brain from foreign substances that may cause damage, protects the brain from hormones and neurotransmitters, and maintains a constant environment for the organ.
High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, perhaps by compromising the protective nature of the blood brain barrier.
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Satoshi Uchiyama, MD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Nizet Laboratory and lead author on the study, said: "Our tissue culture studies showed that the NanA protein was both necessary and sufficient for bacterial penetration of the blood brain barrier endothelial cells.
Pharmos' drugs, which specifically and selectively cross the Blood Brain Barrier use a novel approach exploiting the transit mechanisms of the Blood Brain Barrier without damaging the barrier, and address major therapeutic market in excess of $3 billion.
patent recognizes the novelty and inventiveness of Angiochem's platform technology for efficient transport of an array of therapeutics across the blood brain barrier," stated Dr.
Nanoparticle targeting for drug delivery across the blood brain barrier (James Egbert, Werner Geldenhuys, Fancy Thomas, Paul R.