Latest Leukocyte extravasation Stories
Margination, the natural phenomenon where bacteria and leukocytes (white blood cells) move toward the sides of blood vessels, is the inspiration for a novel method for treating sepsis, a systemic and often dangerous inflammatory response to microbial infection in the blood.
Non-fouling materials that resist cell adhesion are very important in fundamental research on cell–biomaterial interactions and for practical applications.
The removal of rare tumor cells circulating in the blood might be possible with the use of biomolecules bound to dendrimers, highly branched synthetic polymers, which could efficiently sift and capture the diseased cells.
MIT scientists have discovered that cells lining the blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and keep cancer cells from invading other tissues, a finding that could lead to a new way to treat cancer.
One protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests complement system activation is initiated by receptors on the inside and outside of immune cells using unique and shared pathways.
Bioengineers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a system to control the flexibility of the substrate surfaces on which cells are grown without changing the surface properties, providing a technique for more controlled lab experiments on cellular mechanobiology, an important step in the scientific effort to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in their environment.
Several years ago, Dr. Arthur Beaudet, Baylor College of Medicine's chair of molecular and human genetics, was surprised to find that mice that lacked a protein called E-selectin ligand-1 were shorter than normal.
Study indicates an enzyme suspected for years has only limited role in spurring devastating edema.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered how cells in the body flatten out as they adhere to internal bodily surfaces, the first step in a wide range of important processes including clot formation, immune defense, wound healing, and the spread of cancer cells.
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