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Journal: Clinical Science
Clin Sci (Lond) (2018) 132 (3): 399–418.
Published: 14 February 2018
... endothelial cells constitute the blood–brain barrier and in concert with pericytes or smooth muscle cells, glia and neurons, integrate into a functional neurovascular unit (NVU). This multicellular NVU maintains homoeostasis of the brain’s microenvironment by restricting the entry of systemic pathogens and...