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Gastrointestinal and Liver Microcirculations: Roles in Inflammation and Immunity

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Microcirculation

  1. Soichiro Miura1,
  2. Paul Kubes2,
  3. D Neil Granger3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020414

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Miura, S., Kubes, P. and Granger, D. N. 2011. Gastrointestinal and Liver Microcirculations: Roles in Inflammation and Immunity. Comprehensive Physiology. 684–711.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Internal Medicine. National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan

  2. 2

    Immunology Research Group, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Calgary Medical Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, LA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Gastrointestinal Microcirculation
    • 2.1
      Microvascular perfusion and inflammation
    • 2.2
      Microvascular perfusion and the recruitment of leukocytes and platelets
  • 3
    The Microcirculation and Immune Function
    • 3.1
      Lymphocyte homing and cellular traffic in organized lymphoid tissue of intestine
    • 3.2
      Lymphoid cell traffic to intestinal immune effector sites
    • 3.3
      The microcirculation and IBD
    • 3.4
      NSAIDs: the microcirculation and neutrophil-mediated GI injury
    • 3.5
      Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and gastric mucosal injury
  • 4
    Liver Microcirculation
    • 4.1
      Role of inflammatory cells in liver disease