chapter  7
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History Dependence of Microbead Adhesion under Varying Shear Rate

WithSylvain Reboux, Giles Richardson, Oliver E. Jensen

The recruitment of blood-borne leukocytes to the vascular endothelium is a crucial step in the immune response. It is mediated by specific receptorligand interactions [2,32] that allow circulating leukocytes to form bonds with the endothelium under flow conditions. This results in the so-called adhesive rolling of leukocytes along the blood vessel walls prior to targeting sites of inflammation [20,29,31,34].