Mol Neurobiol 2021 Apr 2;58(4):1755-1768. Epub 2021 Jan 2.
Laboratório de Neurobiologia Celular, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Bloco F, Sala F15, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21949-902, Brazil.
Ethanol consumption during pregnancy or lactation period can induce permanent damage to the development of the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). CNS development depends on proper neural cells and blood vessel (BV) development and blood-brain barrier (BBB) establishment; however, little is known about how ethanol affects these events. Here, we investigated the impact of ethanol exposure to endothelial cells (ECs) function and to ECs interaction with astrocytes in the context of BBB establishment. Read More