Astrocytic laminin regulates pericyte differentiation and maintains blood brain barrier integrity

Yao Yao, Zu-Lin Chen, Erin H. Norris & Sidney Strickland.

Nature Communications, 2014

In this article, conditional knockout mice and an acute adenovirus-mediated knockdown model were used to show that lack of astrocytic laminin, a brain-specific BM component, induces BBB breakdown.