Leukocyte recruitment to the endothelial surface. (a) Binding of glycoprotein selectin ligands (yellow and purple) on the leukocyte to selectins (blue) on the endothelial surface, and weak binding of low-affinity leukocyte integrins (green) to ICAMs (pale yellow) on the endothelium facilitates cell tethering and rolling. This binding, together with signals from chemokines (pink), generates inside-out signals (yellow arrows) that shift the bound integrins to a high-affinity ligand-binding state. (b) Leukocyte arrest is mediated by clusters of high-affinity integrins (red) binding to ICAMs on the endothelial cells. These focal clusters can themselves signal outside-in to affect functions such as cell polarization and migration.
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