We examined the potential role of fibronectin in chemotactic factor stimulation of neutrophil adherence to plastic. Monoclonal antibody to human fibronectin significantly reduced chemotactic peptide stimulation of adherence but did not reduce adherence stimulated by phorbol myristate acetate or aggregation stimulated by either agent. Stimulation of neutrophils by chemotactic peptide was also associated with loss of cell surface fibronectin detected by immunofluorescence or binding of radiolabeled collagen. These data suggest that chemotactic peptides stimulate neutrophils to release Fn and that Fn mediates the attachment of neutrophils to plastic surfaces.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 31 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology