Interplay between metalloproteinases and cell signalling in blood brain barrier integrity

Pla-Navarro, Irene, Bevan, Damon, Hajihosseini, Mohammad K., Lee, Martin and Gavrilovic, Jelena ORCID: (2018) Interplay between metalloproteinases and cell signalling in blood brain barrier integrity. Histology and Histopathology, 33. pp. 1253-1270. ISSN 0213-3911

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The Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) is a highly specialised interface separating the Central Nervous System (CNS) from circulating blood. Dysregulation of the BBB is a key early event in pathological conditions such as inflammation, in which the entry of activated leukocytes into the CNS is facilitated by BBB breakdown. The metzincin family of metalloproteinases (MPs) is one of the major contributors to BBB permeability as they cleave endothelial cell-cell contacts and underlying basal lamina components. However, the mechanisms by which MPs regulate BBB integrity has not yet been fully elucidated. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of pathways by which MPs could regulate the BBB in the context of neuroinflammation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metalloproteinase,metzincin,blood-brain barrier,signalling pathway,neuroinflammation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cells and Tissues
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 02:34
DOI: 10.14670/HH-18-003

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