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PECAM-1 stabilizes blood-brain barrier integrity and favors paracellular T-Cell diapedesis across the blood-brain barrier during neuroinflammation

Wimmer, Isabella ; Tietz, Silvia ; Nishihara, Hideaki ; Deutsch, Urban ; Sallusto, Federica ; Gosselet, Fabien ; Lyck, Ruth ; Muller, William A. ; Lassmann, Hans ; Engelhardt, Britta

In: Frontiers in immunology, 2019, vol. 10, p. 711

Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and increased immune cell trafficking into the central nervous system (CNS) are hallmarks of the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1; CD31) is expressed on cells of the vascular compartment and regulates vascular integrity and immune cell trafficking. Involvement of PECAM-1 in MS pathogenesis...