Barrier

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Barrier

1. See: Trade barrier.

2. See: Barrier Option.
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introduced a co-culture model comprising the epithelial cell line NCI H441 and ISO-HAS-1 as endothelial cells mimicking the alveolar-capillary barrier to evaluate the impact of silica NPs in the deep lung.
The effects of alcohol abuse on pulmonary alveolar-capillary barrier function in humans.
Although health effects data and understanding of mechanisms are still limited, there are intriguing data from other disciplines, in particular the field of drug delivery: Intravenously administered UFP were found to cross the blood-brain barrier (Kreuter, 2001), and a transport function of caveolae for macromolecules with molecular radii of several nanometers across the alveolar-capillary barrier as a pathway for protein delivery from lung to blood seems to exist (Gumbleton, 2001); could this be a mechanism for solid UFP transport as well, given that the openings of the caveolae range between 0.04 and 0.1 [micro]m?