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Vol. 36, No. 6, 2004
Issue release date: November – December
Section title: Original Paper
Eur Surg Res 2004;36:331–337

Attenuation of Leukocyte Sequestration by Selective Blockade of PECAM-1 or VCAM-1 in Murine Endotoxemia

Nolte D.a,b · Kuebler W.b,c · Muller W.d · Wolff K.a · Messmer K.b
aDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Regional Plastic Surgery, Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum-Langendreer, University of Bochum, Bochum, bInstitute for Surgical Research, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, and cInstitute of Physiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany; dDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College, New York, N.Y., USA
email Corresponding Author

Dirk Nolte, MD, DDS, PhD

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Regional Plastic Surgery

University Clinic at the Ruhr University of Bochum, In der Schornau 23–25

DE–44892 Bochum (Germany)

Tel. +49 234 299 3502/12, Fax +49 234 299 3509, E-Mail dirk.nolte@ruhr-uni-bochum.de


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