Intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs) 2 and 3 are frequently expressed in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Abstract

Using different monoclonal antibodies (moAbs) from the 5th International Workshop on Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens we studied the expression of intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs) 2 and 3 on a homogeneous group of 23 B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Our results show that either ICAM-2 or ICAM-3 are constitutively expressed on CD5+ B-CLL cells. Owing to the role of ICAM molecules in governing the migration and traffic of lymphocytes to lymph nodes, our findings need to be validated in a more consistent patient series to understand clinico-prognostic implications of such an expression.

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@article{Molica1996IntercellularAM, title={Intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs) 2 and 3 are frequently expressed in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.}, author={Stefano Molica and A M Dattilo and Ada Mannella and Domenico Levato}, journal={Leukemia}, year={1996}, volume={10 5}, pages={907-8} }