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Nature. 1990 Aug 2;346(6283):425-34.

Adhesion receptors of the immune system.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.


The adhesive interactions of cells with other cells and with the extracellular matrix are crucial to all developmental processes, but have a central role in the functions of the immune system throughout life. Three families of cell-surface molecules regulate the migration of lymphocytes and the interactions of activated cells during immune responses.

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