Peter Seizer and Andreas E. May Pages 550 - 554 ( 5 )
Leukocyte rolling, adhesion, transmigration and activation are features of vascular inflammation leading to atherosclerosis. In particular the interaction between platelets and leukocytes is a key process for adhesion of inflammatory cells to the vascular wall. The various mechanisms of the specific platelet-leukocyte interaction may provide a powerful target to prevent initiation and/or progression of atherosclerotic lesions.
Atherosclerosis, EMMPRIN, monocytes, platelets, pharmacological inhibition, inflammation, P-Selectin, clopidogrel, cytokines, chemokines
Medizinische Klinik III, Universitatsklinikum Tubingen, Otfried-Muller Str.10, 72076 Tubingen, Germany.