The effect of differentiation inducers on the integrin expression of K562 erythroleukemia cells.

We studied the effects of differentiation-inducers on the integrin profile and adhesive properties of K562 leukemia cells. The fibronectin (Fn) receptor integrin, alpha 5 beta 1, was the only integrin expressed in suspension cultured K562 cells. When the cells were exposed to 12-0-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) immunoreactivity for the beta 1… (More)