Integrin engagement modulates the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase, phagocytosis, and cell spreading in molluscan defence cells.

@article{Plows2006IntegrinEM,
  title={Integrin engagement modulates the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase, phagocytosis, and cell spreading in molluscan defence cells.},
  author={Louise D Plows and Richard T. Cook and Angela J. Davies and Anthony John Walker},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2006},
  volume={1763 8},
  pages={779-86}
}
Integrins play a key role in cellular immune responses in a variety of organisms; however, knowledge of integrins and their effects on cell signalling and functional responses in molluscan defence reactions is poor. Using integrin-mediated cell adhesion kits, alphaVbeta3 and beta1 integrin-like subunits were identified on the surface of Lymnaea stagnalis… CONTINUE READING