Permeable endothelium and the interstitial space of brain
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1. Fenestrated vessels can be reversibly induced in brain by agents that stimulate urokinase production. This plasminogen activator, like vascular endothelial growth factor and metalloproteinases, is secreted by tumor cells and may account for induction of fenestrated vessels. Why only some of the brain's barrier vessels are converted to fenestrated vessels is unknown.
- Makale