Leukocyte kinetics in pulmonary microcirculation: intravital fluorescence microscopic study.

@article{Kuebler1994LeukocyteKI,
  title={Leukocyte kinetics in pulmonary microcirculation: intravital fluorescence microscopic study.},
  author={Wolfgang Michael Kuebler and G. E. H. Kuhnle and J. R. Groh and Alwin Eduard Goetz},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={65-71}
}
To determine the site of sequestration of leukocytes in the lung, we investigated the kinetics of fluorescently labeled erythrocytes and leukocytes in pulmonary arterioles, venules, and alveolar capillaries in vivo by using fluorescence videomicroscopy. The subpleural pulmonary microcirculation of the ventilated rabbit lung was visualized via a transparent window implanted into the right thoracic wall. Fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled erythrocytes were administered intravenously, whereas… CONTINUE READING