Expression of leucocyte adhesion molecules at the human blood-brain barrier (BBB).


The expression of leucocyte adhesion molecules was studied on cerebral endothelia by immunocytochemistry. In peritumoral "normal" brain tissue we found low endothelial expression of ICAM1, LFA3, CD44, and CD9, whereas VLA1 was present on vessels in high incidence and density. LFA1, CD2, and CR3 were found on intraluminal and parenchymal leucocytes, but were… (More)