selectin


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selectin

[sə′lek·tən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of a family of carbohydrate-binding, calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecules that play an important role in leukocyte-endothelial binding.
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P-selectin is the largest selectin (140,000) and stored in a-granules of platelets and Weibel–Palade bodies of endothelial cells.
1992) An endothelial ligand for L selectin is a novel mucin-like molecule.
In case of acute ischemic event, high levels of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, P- and E- selectin may be found, all of which remain elevated over the next six months, followed by a return to the baseline.
39,40) A key feature of this condition is infiltration of heart muscle tissue by inflammatory cells, an action that is promoted by selectin interactions.
9) P-selectin is expressed in alpha-granules of activated platelets and granules of endothelial cells, and is the largest of the known selectins.
Crow said she wants the community to be closely involved in the selectin of the design and final memorial.
3) The most important initiators of adhesion are the three selectins expressed on leukocytes (L-selectin), endothelial cells (E-selectin), and activated platelets (P-selectin).
Soluble E-selectin and P- selectin serum levels in patients with psoriasis compared to healthy controls.
Members of selectin family of platelets include P-selectin, C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) and CD 72.
Selectin family of adhesion molecules such as E-, L- and P-selectin move to the endothelial surface for tethering and rolling of leukocytes on to the vascular wall (Balciunas et al.
SELECTIN EXPRESSION NOT DETECTED IN HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CERVICAL CELL LINES.