Blood-Brain Barrier System

  • Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar


All substances introduced into the bloodstream, either by normal absorption of dietary compounds and the metabolic products produced from such compounds in the body itself or compounds administered for therapeutic purposes, do not enter the brain cell at the same rate or to the same extent. The magnitude of permeability from the blood into the brain is not the same in all areas of the brain and, in certain cases, depends upon the age and the species. This selective uptake of compounds will thus have an important bearing on the nutritional effects on the developing brain.


Palmitic Acid Enzyme Replacement Therapy Lipid Solubility Brain Capillary Direct Uptake 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public HealthLate of University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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