Molecular and cellular mechanisms of leukocyte chemotaxis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The application of modern scientific methods to the study of leukocyte function has begun to reveal the molecular and cytostructural bases of the chemotactic responses of these cells. Leukocyte chemotaxis is initiated by the binding of chemoattractants to distinct plasma membrane receptors; this finding alters transmembrane potential and activates ionic fluxes. The subsequent sequence of metabolic processes leads to a rearrangement of cytoskeletal elements that is manifested by orientation and migration of the cells toward the source of the chemotactic gradient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Snyderman, R; Goetzl, EJ

Published Date

  • August 21, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 213 / 4510

Start / End Page

  • 830 - 837

PubMed ID

  • 6266014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.6266014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States