By Alexander S. Easton (auth.), C. Yan Cheng PhD (eds.)

This e-book was once written by way of many notable investigators who've spent many years to check varied points of blood‑tissue barrier functionality. they've got summarized the various most modern and interesting improvement of their fields of analysis together with the blood‑brain barrier, the blood‑retinal barrier, the intestine barrier, the blood‑biliary barrier, the blood‑follicle barrier, the blood‑epididymis barrier, the blood‑testis barrier, the tight junction barrier more often than not in addition to boundaries within the girl reproductive tract. integrated also are chapters that target themes which are physiologically appropriate to all blood‑tissue limitations. a lot of those chapters additionally comprise info on particular human ailments, similar to pathological adjustments of the intestine barrier that reason bowel problems caused by irritation of the epithelial lining within the gut, and infertility in males due to disruption of the blood‑epididymal and/or blood‑testis boundaries; and on new healing techniques (e.g., drug supply around the blood‑brain and the blood‑retinal barriers).

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