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E-selectin

Definition

noun

A group of selectin molecules expressed on the surface of endothelial cell through the SELE gene, and involved primarily in inflammation by recruiting leukocytes to the site of injury


Supplement

E-selectins are one of the major groups of selectins. Their expression is triggered by the release of cytokines by injured cells.


Synonym(s):

  • CD62 antigen-like family member E (CD62E)
  • endothelial-leukocyte adhesion molecule 1 (ELAM-1)
  • leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion molecule 2 (LECAM2)

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