3. Adhesion molecules and receptors.

  • C. Wayne Smith
  • Published 2008 in The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology


Adhesion molecules are necessary for leukocyte trafficking and differentiation. They serve to initiate cell-cell interactions under conditions of shear, and they sustain the cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions needed for cellular locomotion. They also can serve directly as signaling molecules activating pathways critical to cell functions, and they can… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2007.07.030


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