Astrocytes and human artificial blood-brain barrier models

Authors

  • Tanja Zidarič Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
  • Lidija Gradišnik Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6283-4348
  • Tomaž Velnar Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6283-4348

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2021.6943

Keywords:

Astrocytes, blood-brain barrier, in vitro models, bioengineering

Abstract

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) functions as a highly selective border of endothelial cells, protecting the central nervous system from potentially harmful substances by selectively controlling the entry of cells and molecules, including components of the immune system. To study the BBB properties, find suitable therapies, and identify new drug targets, there is a need to develop representative in vitro BBB models. In this article, we describe the astrocyte roles in the BBB functioning and human in vitro BBB models.

Astrocytes and human artificial blood-brain barrier models

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16-09-2022

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Astrocytes and human artificial blood-brain barrier models. Biomol Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 16 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];22(5):651-72. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/6943