Endothelial cell biology. Adhesion molecules involved in the microvascular inflammatory response.

Abstract

Accumulation of leukocytes in tissues is essential for effective host defense. To fulfill this role the cell must interact with and penetrate the vessel wall and migrate in the tissue. It is now clear that cell adhesion molecules play a crucial role in orchestrating these processes. A number of families of such adhesion molecules that mediate the… (More)

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