Ligands bind L-selectin

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R-HSA-199046
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Reaction
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Homo sapiens
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L-selectin plays a major role in leukocyte traffic through lymph node high endothelial venules.

Both MAdCAM and GlyCAM-1 are major L-selectin ligands produced by these venules and mediate leukocyte rolling, particularly in lymphocytes. They are also expressed in mammary tissue and play an important role in the transfer of immune cells into milk secretions.

The adhesive properties of CD34 and its potential role in homing lymphocytes to lymphoid tissues mimics the mechanims leukocytes adopt to travel to inflammatory sites.

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