counterligand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ ligand

Noun[edit]

counterligand (plural counterligands)

  1. (biochemistry) A ligand that occupies the normal place of another
    • 2016 March 5, “T-Lymphocytes Traffic into the Brain across the Blood-CSF Barrier: Evidence Using a Reconstituted Choroid Plexus Epithelium”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0150945:
      The involvement in neuroimmune surveillance of P-selectin, a major counterligand for PSGL-1 [6 ] responsible for the initial tethering and rolling of leucocytes on blood vessels, was highlighted by Carrithers and collaborators [7 ].