Comparison of neutrophil and capillary diameters and their relation to neutrophil sequestration in the lung.

@article{Doerschuk1993ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of neutrophil and capillary diameters and their relation to neutrophil sequestration in the lung.},
  author={Claire M Doerschuk and Nulda Beyers and Harvey O Coxson and Barry J R Wiggs and James C. Hogg},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={3040-5}
}
Neutrophils [polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs)] are sequestrated in the lung capillary bed because PMNs are delayed with respect to red blood cells (RBCs) as they pass through these microvessels. The present study examines circulating PMN size in relation to the distribution of capillary segment diameters in human, dog, and rabbit lungs and compares the shape of PMNs in suspension to that found within the pulmonary capillaries. The data show that 61, 67, and 38% of the capillary segments are… CONTINUE READING

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