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Relations between Fc epsilon RI crosslinking-induced mast cell activation and adhesion to fibronectin.

Demonstration of murine mast cell adhesion to fibronectin ( FN) following PMA-mediated cell activation raised the question whether crosslinking of high affinity IgE receptors on mouse mast cells might induce changes in adhesiveness of these cells to FN. Murine mast cells of line MCP5/L were used to investigate the effect of antigenic stimulation on cell adhesion to fN and mediator secretion. effect of antigenic stimulation on cell adhesion to FN and mediator secretion. Adhesion assays were performed using sensitized radiolabeled cells and FN- or BSA-coated 96-well plates. The presence of antigen in the concentrations up to 10 ng/ml resulted in concentration-dependent adhesion potentiation, which was detectable after 5 min, reached maximum at 30 min and persisted or decreased over the next 30 min. Adhesion potentiation decreased at antigen excess and was abolished by heat inactivation of IgE in the antiserum prior to cell treatment. External calcium ion and temperature dependence of adhesion together with the observation that RGD ( Arg, Gly, Asp)--containing peptide blocked cell binding to FN suggests that FC epsilon RI crosslinking-induced adhesion potentiation involves an integrin type receptor on cell surface. Sensitized mast cells allowed to adhere spontaneously to FN released more histamine and beta-hexosaminidase upon antigen challenge. Hence, the results show the relations between IgE-induced mast cell activation, adhesion to FN and mediator secretion.[1]


  1. Relations between Fc epsilon RI crosslinking-induced mast cell activation and adhesion to fibronectin. Wyczółkowska, J., Dastych, J., Slusarczyk, A., Kolago, B. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. (1994) [Pubmed]
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