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Am J Physiol. 1996 Dec;271(6 Pt 2):H2740-7.

Velocity differences between L- and P-selectin-dependent neutrophil rolling in venules of mouse cremaster muscle in vivo.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908, USA.

Abstract

After surgical trauma, leukocyte rolling is initially normal in L-selectin-deficient mice and reduced at later times, whereas leukocyte rolling is initially absent in P-selectin-deficient mice but induced later. Here, we examined the possibility that P- and L-selectin support rolling at different characteristic velocities using intravital microscopy of venules of the exteriorized cremaster muscle venules of wild type (WT) and P- and L-selectin-deficient mice. At > 50 min after exteriorization, rolling in P-selectin-deficient mice occurred at significantly higher velocities (129 +/- 89 microns/s) than in WT mice (49 +/- 23 microns/s). Rolling velocity distribution in L-selectin-deficient mice was similar to WT mice immediately after exteriorization. Histological examination of Giemsa-stained whole-mount preparations in cremaster muscle venules revealed that the majority of rolling cells (approximately 90% in all genotypes) were granulocytes. We conclude that P-selectin mediates leukocyte rolling at velocities < 50 microns/s, whereas L-selectin sustains more rapid rolling. Under physiological conditions, P- and L-selectin synergize to support rolling at velocities between 20 and 70 microns/s as seen in WT mice.

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