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The Pulmonary Microcirculation

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Microcirculation

  1. Jahar Bhattacharya1,
  2. Michael Koval2,
  3. Wolfgang M Kuebler3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020415

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Bhattacharya, J., Koval, M. and Kuebler, W. M. 2011. The Pulmonary Microcirculation. Comprehensive Physiology. 712–734.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lung Biology Laboratory, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

  3. 3

    Lung & Circulatory Research Laboratory. Institute of Physiology, Charité–Universitäetsmedicin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Lung Blood Flow
  • 2
    The Lung Microvascular Bed
  • 3
    Microvascular Liquid Transport
    • 3.1
      The Starling forces
    • 3.2
      The microvascular barrier
  • 4
    Leukocyte Kinetics
    • 4.1
      The marginated pool of leukocytes
    • 4.2
      Localization and regulation of the marginated pool
    • 4.3
      Mechanism of leukocyte margination
    • 4.4
      Leukocyte sequestration
    • 4.5
      Interaction of leukocytes with platelets
    • 4.6
      Interaction of ECs with leukocytes and platelets
    • 4.7
      Leukocyte emigration
  • 5
    Gap Junctions
    • 5.1
      Compatibility of vascular connexins
    • 5.2
      Heterogeneity of gap junction composition
    • 5.3
      Connexins and vascular tone
    • 5.4
      Role of connexins in vessel inflammation and atherosclerosis
  • 6
    Conclusion
  • 7
    Acknowledgments