Vol. 31 (3) 2010 Neuro endocrinology letters

Presence of secretory cellular apoptosis susceptibility protein in cerebrospinal fluids of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage caused by stroke and neurotrauma.

OBJECTIVE: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a specialized structure that separates blood vessels from the central nervous system (CNS) and restricts the entry of biomolecules and cells into the brain. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) produced by interferon-gamma-activated microglia (brain macrophages) is essential for disrupting the g.....