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By Werner Risau (auth.), Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Daniel Scherman (eds.)

The endothelial cells of the cerebral vasculature represent, including perivascular parts (astrocytes, pcricytes, basement membrane), the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which strictly limits and in particular controls the exchanges among the blood and the cerebral extracellular spacc.The life of this type of actual, enzymatic, and lively barrier separating the crucial apprehensive process has vast physiological, organic, pharmacological, and patho­ logical effects, so much of which aren't but absolutely elucidated. The Cerebral Vascular Biology convention (CVB '95) was once geared up and held on the "Carre des Sciences" in Paris on July I 0-12, 1995. just like the CVB '92 convention held in Duluth, Minnesota, 3 years in the past, the targets have been to supply a discussion board for presentation of the newest progresses and to stimulate discussions within the ticld of the biology, body structure. and pathology of the blood-brain barrier. The Paris convention amassed greater than !50 individuals. together with investigators in easy neuroscience, physicians. and stu­ dents, who actively contributed to the clinical application through their oral or poster shows. This quantity encompasses a choice of brief articles that summarize lots of the new information that have been awarded on the convention. Six thematic components specialize in physiological transports. drug supply, multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein, sign transduction on the BBB. interactions among the immune process and the cerebral endothelial cells, and the blood-brain barrier-related pathologies within the crucial anxious approach. additionally, introductory articles current new insights within the swiftly evolving themes of cerebral angiogenesis and gene move to the brain.

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3 times basal level, respectively, see figure 1) . The cells stayed intact, as determined by trypan blue exclusion. This experiment showed that the volume regulatory response of stressed BCEC is, at least partially, dependent on the efflux of taurine. Furthermore, aspartate, glutamate and glycine contribute to the volume regulatory response ofBCEC as well, while glutamine and serine do not. By determining the mechanism by which the volume regulation is controlled, we anticipate to have a tool by which we can modulate the permeability of the blood-brain barrier in disease state (resulting in, for instance, vasogenic edema or CNS inflammation).

Vasogenic edema or CNS inflammation). RESUME La barriere hemato-encephalique (BHE) est plus permeable aux composes apportes par le sang en cas de stress ou de maladie. Ainsi, Ia faculte des cellules endotheliales capillaires cerebrales (BCEC) de reguler leur volume est indispensable a l'integrite de Ia BHE. Dans cette etude, nous avons etudie l'effet du stress sur les BCEC en Biology and Physiology of the Blood-Brain Barrier, edited by Couraud and Scherman Plenum Press, New York, 1996 17 18 P.

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