Compositions and methods for modulating leukocyte adhesion to brain endothelial cells
The invention is directed to compositions and methods for modulating the adhesion of leukocytes to brain endothelial cells. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of reagents to inhibit the binding of VLA-4 leukocyte cell surface receptors to brain endothelial adhesion molecules. Also provided are compositions and methods for treating brain inflammation. A method of inducing brain inflammation as well as an assay for testing anti-inflammatory agents is also provided.
Yednock; Theodore A. (Fairfax, CA)
Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
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