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Science. 1991 Oct 4;254(5028):99-102.

Regulation of transendothelial neutrophil migration by endogenous interleukin-8.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109.

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  • Science 1991 Nov 1;254(5032):631.
  • Science 1991 Dec 6;254(5037):1435.


Movement of neutrophils from the bloodstream to inflamed tissue depends on the activation of both the neutrophil and the endothelial cell. Endothelial cells lining the postcapillary venule respond to proinflammatory mediators by expressing adhesion molecules and synthesizing a variety of neutrophil-activating factors. Endothelial cell production of a 77-amino acid variant of interleukin-8 (IL-8) was found to be a requirement for the invasion of neutrophils through a vessel wall model. IL-8 secreted by cytokine- or lipopolysaccharide-stimulated endothelial cells induced the rapid shedding of neutrophil lectin adhesion molecule-1, the up-regulation of leukocyte beta 2 integrins, and the attachment and transmigration of the neutrophils. Thus, endogenous endothelial IL-8 regulates transvenular traffic during acute inflammatory responses.

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