Biology and Regulation of Blood-Tissue Barriers

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-4614-4710-8
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2012
Pages: 382
Color Pages: 1
Figures: 60
Tables: 19

Download PDF

All book PDFs are available for free under an Open Access license. Printed copies are available for purchase, if in stock. Please email Sara Johnson to inquire.

Biology and Regulation of Blood-Tissue Barriers

C. Yan Cheng
Center for Biomedical Research, The Population Council, Rockefeller University

About this Book

• Written by outstanding investigators in their fields

• Covers some of the more interesting aspects of research in blood‑tissue barriers

• Focuses on topics that are physiologically applicable to all blood‑tissue barriers

Table of Contents

1. Regulation of Permeability across the Blood-Brain Barrier
Alexander S. Easton

2. Drug Transporters at Brain Barriers: Expression and Regulation by Neurological Disorders
Tamima Ashraf, Olena Kis, Nilasha Banerjee and Reina Bendayan

3. The Blood-Retina Barrier: Tight Junctions and Barrier Modulation
Matthew Campbell and Peter Humphries

4. The Inner Blood-Retinal Barrier: Molecular Structure and Transport Biology
Ken-ichi Hosoya and Masanori Tachikawa

5. Endothelial and Epithelial Barriers in Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Sam C. Nalle and Jerrold R. Turner

6. Structure and Regulation of Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junctions: Current Concepts
and Unanswered Questions
Andrei I. Ivanov

7. Polarity Protein Complex Scribble/Lgl/Dlg and Epithelial Cell Barriers
Wen-Hui Su, Dolores D. Mruk, Elissa W.P. Wong, Wing-Yee Lui and C. Yan Cheng

8. The Blood-Biliary Barrier, Tight Junctions and Human Liver Diseases
Nikki P. Lee

9. The Blood-Follicle Barrier (BFB) in Disease and in Ovarian Function
Michelle K.Y. Siu and C. Yan Cheng

10. Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Epithelial Barrier of the Female Reproductive Tract:
Role of Ion Channels
Hsiao Chang Chan, Hui Chen, Yechun Ruan and Tingting Sun

11. The Blood-Epididymis Barrier and Human Male Fertility
Évemie Dubé and Daniel G. Cyr

12. Blood-Tissue Barriers: Morphofunctional and Immunological Aspects of the Blood-Testis
and Blood-Epididymal Barriers
Luiz R. França, Sarah A. Auharek, Rex A. Hess, Jannette M. Dufour and Barry T. Hinton

13. Gap Junctions and Blood-Tissue Barriers
Michelle W.M. Li, Dolores D. Mruk and C. Yan Cheng

14. Transcriptional Regulation of Cell Adhesion at the Blood-Testis Barrier and Spermatogenesis
in the Testis
Wing-Yee Lui and C. Yan Cheng

15. c-Src and c-Yes Are Two Unlikely Partners of Spermatogenesis and Their Roles
in Blood-Testis Barrier Dynamics
Xiang Xiao, Dolores D. Mruk, Faith L. Cheng and C. Yan Cheng

16. Role of P-Glycoprotein at the Blood-Testis Barrier on Adjudin Distribution in the Testis:
A Revisit of Recent Data
Linlin Su, Pranitha Jenardhanan, Dolores D. Mruk, Premendu P. Mathur, Yan-Ho Cheng, Ka-Wai Mok,
Michele Bonanomi, Bruno Silvestrini and C. Yan Cheng

17. The Apical Ectoplasmic Specialization-Blood-Testis Barrier Functional Axis Is a Novel Target
for Male Contraception
Ka-Wai Mok, Pearl P.Y. Lie, Dolores D. Mruk, Jayakanthan Mannu, Premendu P. Mathur, Bruno Silvestrini
and C. Yan Cheng