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Increase in scrum IgC 3. Table 2-4 summarizes cells involved in infiammation (Fig. 2-14A to D). TABLE 2-4. SUMMARY OF LEUKOCYTES CHARACTERISTICS Neulrophil (see Fig. 2-13) Key cell in acute inflammalion. Receptors for IgC and C^b: important in phagocytosis of opsonized bacteria. , acute myocardial infarction) Drugs inhibiting neutrophil adhesion molecules: corticosteroids, catecholamines, lithium Monocytes and macrophages (see Figs. , alveolar macrophages) Functions: phagocytosis, process antigen, enhance host immunologic response (secrele cylokines like IL-i, TNF) Causes of monocytosis: chronic inflammalion, auloimmune disease, malignancy B cells and T cells (see Figs.
B) Normal circulating pool is now part ofthe marginating pool, e. Fmdothclial cell adhesion molecules (1) Intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) and vascular eel! adhesion molecule (VCAM) bind to integrins on the surface of neutrophils. (2) ICAM and VCAM activation is mediated by interleukin 1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor ( T N F ) . d. Leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAID 11) Autosomal recessive disorders (2) LAD type 1 isa deficiency of C D 11 a:CI) IK, (3) LAD type 2 is a deficiency ofa selectin that binds neiilrophils.