Hypothesis: Lymphocyte trafficking in inflammatory rheumatic disease. A role for receptor mediated homing

L. Schrieber, N. Manolios, Shing Shun Tony To, C. L. Geczy, S. N. Breit

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The entry of lymphocytes into normal lymph nodes occurs principally after their passage across postcapillary high endothelial venules. Nonlymphoidal tissues do not normally express high endothelial venules; however, in inflammatory rheumatic diseases associated with prominent lymphocyte accumulation (e.g., rheumatoid synovium), high endothelial venule-like structures are found and may facilitate local lymphocyte traffic. In mouse and man there are lymphocyte surface membrane homing receptors which determine lymphocyte binding to acceptor sites on lymph node high endothelial venules. The migration of lymphocytes from the circulation into inflamed nonlymphoidal tissues may be controlled by similar homing receptor mediated mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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