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Fig. 8 | Fluids and Barriers of the CNS

Fig. 8

From: Elimination of substances from the brain parenchyma: efflux via perivascular pathways and via the blood–brain barrier

Fig. 8

(Data read from Figure 8 of [159])

Plot of log(PS/mL g−1 min−1), versus log(Kn-octanol/water MW−1/2) for the substances indicated along the abscissa. PS is the product of permeability and surface area for the blood–brain barrier, Kn-octanol/water is the octanol/water partition coefficient and MW is the molecular weight of the substance. The slope of 1 for the heavy blue line indicates PS proportional to Kn-octanol/water MW−1/2. A closer fit to the data can be obtained by allowing the slope to vary, shown as the thin red line, but the improvement in fit is not statistically significant (F = 2.33, p = 0.11, n = 43, extra sum of squares F test [640])

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