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In addition to its classical CD40 receptor, CD154 also binds to αIIbβ3, α5β1, and αMβ2 integrins. Binding of CD154 to these receptors seems to play a key role in the pathogenic processes of chronic inflammation. This investigation was aimed at analyzing the functional interaction of CD154 with CD40, αIIbβ3, and α5β1 receptors. We found that the binding(More)
Several members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family are potent endothelial cell (EC) mitogens and angiogenic factors, and their activities can be mediated by four tyrosine kinase receptors (FGFR1-4). In addition, FGFs can induce the release of inflammatory mediators by ECs and the expression of adhesion molecules at their surface, thereby favoring(More)
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