Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation

Dr. Kelly McNagny is the senior author and Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville are co-authors on a recent study published in PNAS, titled Podocalyxin is required for maintaining blood-brain barrier function during acute inflammation. This is the first paper to describe the role of podocalyxin in maintaining the blood-brain barrier, and could lead to new treatments in neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. 

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