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The Blood-Brain Barrier and Drug Delivery to the CNS

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Bradbury, David Begley, Jorg Kreuter

CRC Press

264 pages

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This timely and compact monograph addresses how to determine drug permeability across the blood-brain barrier more effectively. Focusing on the physiological mechanisms that influence the passage of agents into the brain, the book covers the latest research on the blood-brain barrier, the current problems of and solutions to drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS), existing strategies, and prospects for future research.

Avoid excessive in vivo experimentation and utilize timesaving in vitro techniques.

A concise reference with reviews from nearly 40 international specialists in diverse fields, The Blood-Brain Barrier and Drug Delivery to the CNS

  • assesses the properties of the blood-brain barrier to determine and measure drug permeability in animals and humans

  • presents techniques to predict successful drug uptake through in vitro systems or by computation of physicochemical parameters

  • examines the multidrug resistance protein P-glycoprotein as a natural transporter

  • analyzes current drug designs to known requirements for transport

  • looks at drug delivery systems for the brain

  • and much more!

    Densely packed with over 800 literature references, drawings, photographs, x-rays, tables, and equations, The Blood-Brain Barrier and Drug Delivery to the CNS is a vital addition to the bookshelves of biochemists, pharmacists, clinical and research pharmacologists, neuroscientists and neurologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

  • Table of Contents

    History and Physiology of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Relation to Delivery of Drugs to the Brain

    Michael W. Bradbury

    Physicochemical Factors that Influence Brain Uptake

    Michael H. Abraham and James A. Platts

    The Development of In Vitro Models for the Blood-Brain and Blood-CSF Barriers

    Christiane Engelbertz, Dorothea Korte, Thorsten Nitz, Helmut Franke, Matthias Haselbach, Joachim Wegener, and Hans-Joachim Galla

    In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier and Their Use in Drug Development

    R. Cecchelli, B. Dehouck, L. Descamps, L. Fenart, V. Buée-Scherrer, C. Duhem, G. Torpier, and M. P. Dehouck

    The Application of Microdialysis Techniques to the Study of Drug Transport Across the Blood-Brain Barrier

    A. G. de Boer, Elizabeth C. M. de Lange, Inez C. J. van der Sandt, and Douwe D. Breimer

    The Role of Brain Extracellular Fluid Production and Efflux Mechanisms in Drug Transport to the Brain

    David J. Begley, Anthony Regina, Françoise Roux, Ehsan Ullah Khan, Christopher Rollinson, and Joan Abbott

    The Relevance of P-Glycoprotein in Drug Transport to the Brain: The Use of Knockout Mice as a Model System

    Ulrich Mayer

    Specific Mechanisms for Transporting Drugs Into Brain

    Akira Tsuji

    Drug Metabolism in the Brain: Benefits and Risks

    Alain Minn, Ramon D. S. El-Bachá, Claire Bayol-Denizot, Philippe Lagrange, Funmilayo G. Suleman, and Daniela Gradinaru

    Targeting Macromolecules to the Central Nervous System

    Ulrich Bickel

    Using Nanoparticles to Target Drugs to the Central Nervous System

    Jörg Kreuter and Renad N. Alyautdin

    Basic CNS Drug Transport and Binding Kinetics In Vivo

    Albert Gjedde, Antony D. Gee, and Donald Frederick Smith

    About the Editors

    David J. Begley, Michael W. Bradbury, Jörg Kreuter

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED067000
    MEDICAL / Pathology
    MED072000
    MEDICAL / Pharmacy
    SCI013000
    SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
    SCI089000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience