The Inner Blood-Retinal Barrier

Molecular Structure and Transport Biology
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)


The inner blood-retinal barrier (inner BRB) is created by complex tight junctions of retinal capillary endothelial cells. Although this barrier prevents the free diffusion of substances between the circulating blood and the neural retina, the inner BRB efficiently supplies nutrients to the retina and removes endobiotics and xenobiotics from the retina to maintain a constant milieu in the neural retina. We review herein the molecular structure and transport mechanism at the inner BRB.


Tight Junction Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Vitreous Humor Neural Retina Luminal Membrane 
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutics, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of ToyamaSugitani, ToyamaJapan

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