Feeding Peptides Interact in Several Ways with the Blood-Brain Barrier

Author(s): A. J. Kastin, W. Pan

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 9 , Issue 10 , 2003

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The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays a crucial role in the regulation of body weight and feeding by peptides. This review summarizes the components of the BBB as well as the circumventricular organs (CVOs), the methods used for quantification of the passage of feeding peptides across the BBB, and the various ways by which these peptides can interact with the BBB.

Keywords: peptides blood-brain barrier,, feeding,, transport

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Year: 2003
Page: [789 - 794]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1381612033455378
Price: $65

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