In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier: When to Use Which?

Author(s): A(Bert). G. de Boer, P. J. Gaillard

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Central Nervous System Agents
Continued as Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 2 , Issue 3 , 2002


In this paper the various BBB systems have been described including the various isolation procedures of brain capillary endothelial cells (BCEC), the culture of monolayers of BCEC and endothelial cell lines, and the coculture of BCEC with various types of astrocytes. The transference of results between BBB culture systems has been discussed together with the application of the various BCEC co-culture systems in research. It is concluded that there is a need for interlaboratory validation of BBB data, particularly BBB transport data.

Keywords: Blood-Brain Barrier, BBB Cultures

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Year: 2002
Page: [203 - 209]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1568015023358012
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