Neutrophil Emigration

Quantitation, Kinetics, and Role of Mediators
  • Myron I. Cybulsky
  • M. K. William Chan
  • Henry Z. Movat
Part of the New Horizons in Therapeutics book series (NHTH)


The emigration of neutrophil leukocytes from the blood of postcapillary and larger venules into tissues and their accumulation at sites of microbial infection, immune complex deposition, or various forms of nonspecific injury, represent the hallmark of an acute inflammatory reaction (Colditz, 1985; Movat, 1985). Other vascular phenomena of inflammation, such as hyperemia, stasis, and increase in vasopermeability with edema formation, are important components of the acute inflammatory reaction, but emigrated neutrophils constitute the single most outstanding feature of an acute inflammatory exudate.


Neutrophil Accumulation Neutrophil Influx Acute Inflammatory Reaction Neutrophil Leukocyte Cobra Venom Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myron I. Cybulsky
    • 1
  • M. K. William Chan
    • 1
  • Henry Z. Movat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology and ImmunologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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