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Expression cloning of a functional glycoprotein ligand for P-selectin.

The initial adhesive interactions between circulating leukocytes and endothelia are mediated, in part, by P-selectin. We now report the expression cloning of a functional ligand for P-selectin from an HL-60 cDNA library. The predicted amino acid sequence reveals a novel mucin-like transmembrane protein. Significant binding of transfected COS cells to P-selectin requires coexpression of both the protein ligand and a fucosyltransferase. This binding is calcium dependent and can be inhibited by a neutralizing monoclonal antibody to P-selectin. Cotransfected COS cells express the ligand as a homodimer of 220 kd. A soluble ligand construct, when coexpressed with fucosyltransferase in COS cells, also mediates P-selectin binding and is immunocrossreactive with the major HL-60 glycoprotein that specifically binds P-selectin.[1]


  1. Expression cloning of a functional glycoprotein ligand for P-selectin. Sako, D., Chang, X.J., Barone, K.M., Vachino, G., White, H.M., Shaw, G., Veldman, G.M., Bean, K.M., Ahern, T.J., Furie, B. Cell (1993) [Pubmed]
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