Endothelial cell adhesion molecule expression and lymphocyte adhesion to endothelial cells: effect of nitric oxide.

Interactions between circulating leukocytes and vascular endothelial cells are of fundamental importance in controlling normal recirculation and migration of cells into sites of inflammation. Nitric oxide (NO), which is synthesized by vascular endothelial cells, has been reported to decrease the binding of platelets, monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils… (More)