Pacific oyster hemocytes undergo apoptosis following cell-adhesion mediated by integrin-like molecules.

@article{Terahara2005PacificOH,
  title={Pacific oyster hemocytes undergo apoptosis following cell-adhesion mediated by integrin-like molecules.},
  author={Kazutaka Terahara and Keisuke Takahashi and Katsuyoshi Mori},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={141 2},
  pages={215-22}
}
Previously, we demonstrated that in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, a bivalve mollusc) apoptosis could be induced in hemocytes by treatment with Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) peptides which are known to function as an integrin ligand. However, it is unclear where the RGD peptides are binding to the C. gigas hemocytes, or what mechanism or molecules are involved, e.g., integrin-ligand interactions. Therefore, this study was undertaken to investigate the binding interactions in C. gigas hemocytes… CONTINUE READING

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