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Iontophoretic Delivery of Glycomimetics-A New Approach for the Treatment of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

A key event in the inflammatory response is the recruitment of leukocytes from the microcirculation to the inflamed tissue through endothelial-dependent mechanisms that include leukocyte tethering and rolling, activation, firm adhesion and diapedesis to the interstitium. Leukocyte tethering and rolling along the endothelial surface is mediated by a family of carbohydrate-binding proteins (E-, P- and L-selectins). While L-selectin is constitutively expressed on the surface of leukocytes, expression of E- and P-selectin is upregulated on the endothelial surface during inflammation.

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06 Dec 2013
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Issues in Toxicology