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Barrier Essentials

15 July 2024

Barrier Essentials

Enzyme neuropathy target esterase revealed to be essential for maintaining a healthy blood-brain barrier in fruit flies – without proper function of this enzyme the barrier is prone to inflammation and leakage, features linked to exacerbation of age-related neurodegeneration in humans

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Written by Lindsey Goff

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