Lymphocyte Extravasation

Various subsets of lymphocytes exhibit directed extravasation at inflammatory sites and secondary lymphoid organs. The recirculation of lymphocytes thus is carefully controlled to ensure that appropriate populations of B and T cells are recruited into different tissues. As with neutrophils, extrava sation of lymphocytes involves interactions among a number of cell-adhesion molecules (Table 15-1). The overall process is similar to what happens during neutrophil extravasation and comprises the same four stages of contact and rolling, activation, arrest and adhesion, and, finally, transendothelial migration.

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