Cerulein upregulates ICAM-1 in pancreatic acinar cells, which mediates neutrophil adhesion to these cells.

Neutrophil infiltration into the pancreas is a key event in pancreatitis. Here we show that intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), which regulates neutrophil adhesion, is present on rat pancreatic acinar cells, is upregulated by a hormone (cerulein) and mediates direct binding of neutrophils to acinar cells. ICAM-1 was upregulated in pancreas of rats… (More)