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A new look at cerebrospinal fluid circulation

Overview of attention for article published in Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, January 2014
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A new look at cerebrospinal fluid circulation
Published in
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/2045-8118-11-10
Pubmed ID

Thomas Brinker, Edward Stopa, John Morrison, Petra Klinge


According to the traditional understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) physiology, the majority of CSF is produced by the choroid plexus, circulates through the ventricles, the cisterns, and the subarachnoid space to be absorbed into the blood by the arachnoid villi. This review surveys key developments leading to the traditional concept. Challenging this concept are novel insights utilizing molecular and cellular biology as well as neuroimaging, which indicate that CSF physiology may be much more complex than previously believed. The CSF circulation comprises not only a directed flow of CSF, but in addition a pulsatile to and fro movement throughout the entire brain with local fluid exchange between blood, interstitial fluid, and CSF. Astrocytes, aquaporins, and other membrane transporters are key elements in brain water and CSF homeostasis. A continuous bidirectional fluid exchange at the blood brain barrier produces flow rates, which exceed the choroidal CSF production rate by far. The CSF circulation around blood vessels penetrating from the subarachnoid space into the Virchow Robin spaces provides both a drainage pathway for the clearance of waste molecules from the brain and a site for the interaction of the systemic immune system with that of the brain. Important physiological functions, for example the regeneration of the brain during sleep, may depend on CSF circulation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 2%
Denmark 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 577 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 117 19%
Researcher 109 18%
Student > Bachelor 81 13%
Student > Master 65 11%
Other 46 8%
Other 138 23%
Unknown 47 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 161 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 15%
Neuroscience 84 14%
Engineering 52 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 6%
Other 92 15%
Unknown 87 14%

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