ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 mediate endotoxemic myocardial dysfunction independent of neutrophil accumulation.

Both intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) have been implicated in neutrophil-mediated lung and liver injury during sepsis. However, the role of these adhesion molecules as well as the contribution of neutrophils in myocardial dysfunction during sepsis remains to be determined. The purpose of this study… CONTINUE READING