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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Nitric oxide has a role in regulating VLA-4-integrin expression on the human neutrophil cell surface
Author: Conran, N
Gambero, A
Ferreira, HHA
Antunes, E
de Nucci, G
Abstract: Recent research demonstrates that the beta1 integrins may be involved in neutrophil migration. Here, we investigate the role of nitric oxide in the expression and function of the very late antigen-4 (VLA-4) and Mac-1 integrins on human neutrophils. Human blood neutrophils were treated with N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and their adhesion to fibronectin (FN) and serum observed. Adhesion of neutrophils to FN and serum increased significantly following incubation with 0.1 mM L-NAME by 65.5 and 44.6%, respectively. Increased adhesions to FN and serum were abolished by a VLA-4-specific monoclonal antibody, HP2/1, and a Mac-1-specific monoclonal antibody, ICRF 44, respectively. The microfilament- and microtubule-depolymerizing agents, dihydrochalasin B and nocodazole, were also able to reverse L-NAME-induced adhesion to both IN and serum. L-NAME induced a discrete increase in the expression of CD49d (VLA-4, 25.3 +/- 4.8%), but not CD11b, on the neutrophil cell surface, as detected by flow cytometry. Results indicate that NO has a role in regulating VLA-4 and Mac-1 function on the human neutrophil cell surface and that this modulation in integrin function is accompanied by cytoskeletal rearrangements and changes in the ability of the neutrophil to adhere to the extracellular matrix. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Inc. All fights reserved.
Subject: adhesion molecules
nitric oxide synthase inhibitors
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Biochemical Pharmacology. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 66, n. 1, n. 43, n. 50, 2003.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0006-2952(03)00243-0
Date Issue: 2003
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