Integrins

Differential molecular and anatomical basis for B cell migration into the peritoneal cavity and omental milky spots.

The constitutive migration of B cells from the circulation into the peritoneal cavity and back is essential for peritoneal B cell homeostasis and function. However, the molecular machinery and the anatomical basis for these migratory processes have …

Adult murine hematopoiesis can proceed without beta1 and beta7 integrins.

The function of alpha4beta1 and alpha4beta7 integrins in hematopoiesis is controversial. While some experimental evidence suggests a crucial role for these integrins in retention and expansion of progenitor cells and lymphopoiesis, others report a …

Integrin alpha 2-deficient mice develop normally, are fertile, but display partially defective platelet interaction with collagen.

The integrin alpha(2)-subunit was ablated in mice by targeted deletion of the ITGA2 gene. alpha(2)-Deficient animals develop normally, are fertile, and reproduce. Surprisingly, no obvious anatomical or histological differences were observed in mutant …