Neutrophil margination, sequestration, and emigration in the lungs of L-selectin-deficient mice.


Journal Article

These studies tested the hypothesis that L-selectin plays a role in neutrophil traffic in the lungs, particularly in neutrophil margination, sequestration, and emigration, using L-selectin-deficient mice. No defect in neutrophil margination within either capillaries or arterioles and venules was observed in uninflamed lungs of L-selectin-deficient mice. The initial rapid sequestration of neutrophils within the pulmonary capillaries 1 min after intravascular injection of complement fragments was not prevented. In contrast, L-selectin did contribute to the prolonged neutrophil sequestration (> or = 5 min). Interestingly, neutrophil accumulation within noncapillary microvessels required L-selectin at both 1 and 5 min after complement injection. During bacterial pneumonias, L-selectin played a role in neutrophil accumulation within noncapillary microvessels in response to either Escherichia coli or Streptococcus pneumoniae and within capillaries in response to E. coli but not S. pneumoniae. However, L-selectin was not required for emigration of neutrophils or edema in response to either organism. These studies demonstrate a role for L-selectin in the prolonged sequestration of neutrophils in response to intravascular complement fragments, in the intracapillary accumulation of neutrophils during E. coli-induced pneumonia, and in the accumulation of neutrophils within noncapillary microvessels when induced by either intravascular complement fragments or

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Doyle, NA; Bhagwan, SD; Meek, BB; Kutkoski, GJ; Steeber, DA; Tedder, TF; Doerschuk, CM

Published Date

  • February 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 526 - 533

PubMed ID

  • 9022088

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9022088

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/JCI119189


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States