Shedding of ICAM-1 from human melanoma cell lines induced by IFN-gamma and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Functional consequences on cell-mediated cytotoxicity.

ICAM-1-mediated cell-cell adhesion is essential for various immunologic functions, including non-MHC-restricted cytotoxicity. The present study was designed to establish whether shedding of ICAM-1 from melanoma cells occurred and to characterize the effects of soluble ICAM-1 on some cell adhesion-dependent functions. The shed soluble ICAM-1 molecule was… (More)