Inside-out integrin signaling in macrophages. Analysis of the role of the alpha 6A beta 1 and alpha 6B beta 1 integrin variants in laminin adhesion by cDNA expression in an alpha 6 integrin-deficient macrophage cell line.

@article{Shaw1993InsideoutIS,
  title={Inside-out integrin signaling in macrophages. Analysis of the role of the alpha 6A beta 1 and alpha 6B beta 1 integrin variants in laminin adhesion by cDNA expression in an alpha 6 integrin-deficient macrophage cell line.},
  author={L M Shaw and Margaret M. Lotz and A M Mercurio},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1993},
  volume={268 15},
  pages={11401-8}
}
Leukocytes use the alpha 6 beta 1 integrin to adhere to laminin based on mAb inhibition and affinity chromatography studies. This adhesion requires leukocyte stimulation with either PMA or specific cytokines, a process that has been termed "inside-out" integrin signaling. In the present study, the involvement of alpha 6 integrin structural variants in this regulated adhesion was examined using mouse macrophages. The two known alpha 6 structural variants, alpha 6A and alpha 6B, differ only in… CONTINUE READING