Enteric microflora contribute to constitutive ICAM-1 expression on vascular endothelial cells.

  title={Enteric microflora contribute to constitutive ICAM-1 expression on vascular endothelial cells.},
  author={Shun-ichiro Komatsu and R D Berg and Janice M. Russell and Yuji Nimura and Daniel Neil Granger},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology},
  volume={279 1},
Quantitative estimates of endothelial cell adhesion molecule expression have revealed that some adhesion molecules [e.g., intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1)] are abundantly expressed in different vascular beds under normal conditions. The objective of this study was to determine whether the enteric microflora contribute to the constitutive expression of ICAM-1 and other endothelial cell adhesion molecules in the gastrointestinal tract and other regional vascular beds. The dual… 

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