Transport of Anionic Compounds

Various anionic compounds are transported across the BBB by the monocarboxylic acid transporter (MCT) [22, 23]. Lactic acid, for example, is transported by a specialized mechanism and not by nonionic passive diffusion [24, 25].

endothelial cell

Figure 1. The blood brain barrier (BBB).

endothelial cell

Figure 1. The blood brain barrier (BBB).

MCT1 is present in the BBB and acts as a transport mechanism for lactic acid and other monocarboxylic compounds [26].

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment