A mechanism to cross the blood-brain bareer has been discovered

Giuseppe Battaglia, leader of the IBEC “Molecular Bionics” group and ICREA Research Professor appears in various media for his recent study describing a mechanism and conditions that allow molecules to efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier, the protective layer of the brain.

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The study describes the role of protein LRP1, bringing light to safe and efficient entrance of drugs to the brain. This opens the door to administering drugs directly to specific points in the human brain more safely and efficiently.

This work opens up new ways to successfully face one of the great challenges of modern medicine: finding a safe and efficient entrance through which to send drugs to the brain.


Giuseppe Battaglia




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