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A combinatorial map of Kp,uu,brain can be made using Kp,brain determined as above, and Vu,brain (or fu,brain) and fu,plasma measurements . Equation (14), or a modification that includes 1/Vu,brain instead of fu,brain (Eq. (20)), can then be used to calculate Kp,uu,brain. Kp,uu,brain can also be determined using microdialysis ; however, the time needed for this method and the lack of its success with many lipophilic compounds mean that microdialysis is less feasible in a drug discovery setting.
In vivo recovery estimations are needed for quantitative studies when mapping the extracellular environment and BBB transport of drugs. Measurement of in vitro recovery can never adequately replace in vivo estimations, as the tissue surrounding the probe significantly influences the exchange across the probe membrane. These peri-probe processes include the exchange between extracellular sites and the vasculature, where active efflux transporters like P-gp have a substantial influence on the recovery, as well as the diffusion and metabolism, of the compound within the tissue .