Vanadate inhibits both intercellular adhesion and spreading on fibronectin of BHK21 cells and transformed derivatives.

Both intercellular adhesion and spreading on fibronectin of BHK21 hamster cells are inhibited by vanadate at concentrations that cause specific regulatory effects rather than general metabolic inhibition. Inhibition of aggregation of these cells in suspension (half-maximal in 10(-5) M vanadate) is rapid and reversible. The extent of inhibition, and its… CONTINUE READING