Title: The Interplay Between Lymphatic Vessels and Chemokines
Authors: Farnsworth, RH
Karnezis, T
Maciburko, SJ
Mueller, SN
Stacker, SA
Issue Year: 2019
Series Front. Immunol.:
Abstract Chemokines are a family of small protein cytokines that act as chemoattractants to migrating cells, in particular those of the immune system. They are categorized functionally as either homeostatic, constitutively produced by tissues for basal levels of cell migration, or inflammatory, where they are generated in association with a pathological inflammatory response. While the extravasation of leukocytes via blood vessels is a key step in cells entering the tissues, the lymphatic vessels also serve as a conduit for cells that are recruited and localized through chemoattractant gradients. Furthermore, the growth and remodeling of lymphatic vessels in pathologies is influenced by chemokines and their receptors expressed by lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) in and around the pathological tissue. In this review we summarize the diverse role played by specific chemokines and their receptors in shaping the interaction of lymphatic vessels, immune cells, and other pathological cell types in physiology and disease.
URI: https://publications.svi.edu.au/publications/2502
Other Identifiers 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00518
Publication type Review