Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Eur J Immunol. 1995 Mar;25(3):637-43.

Antibodies that activate beta 2 integrins can generate different ligand binding states.

Author information

  • 1Celltech Ltd., Slough, GB.


A human erythroleukemic cell line (K562) that does not normally express beta 2 integrins has been transfected with the genes encoding these integrins. The resulting cell lines show minimal background adhesion but can be stimulated to bind to appropriate substrates when activated with either of two different antibodies to CD18. The two antibodies appear to generate different ligand binding states in LFA-1 such that different members of the ICAM family are recognized. Antibody-activated complement receptor type 3 and p150,95-transfected cells bind protein-coated surfaces, although they require slightly different activation conditions for optimal binding.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk