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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These ECs support leukocyte rolling under non-inflamed conditions, (31) due to a constitutive, low-level expression of E- and P-selectins.
P-selectins make the artery walls sticky enough that the white blood cells will attach when they are in the affected areas.
One type of adhesion molecule that is affected by the alcohol ingestion is P-selectin.