Size of pores formed by claudins (Transmembrane proteins of the tight junction (TJ)) present in brain endothelial cells

Range ~10 Å
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Stamatovic SM, Keep RF, Andjelkovic AV. Brain endothelial cell-cell junctions: how to "open" the blood brain barrier. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2008 Sep6(3):179-92. doi: 10.2174/157015908785777210 p.180 left column top paragraphPubMed ID19506719
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Comments P.180 left column top paragraph: "Claudins present in brain endothelial cells may form pores of variable size (~10Å) which may be involved in transjunctional movement of water [primary sources]."
Entered by Uri M
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