Both human integrin receptors Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18,CR3)and lymphocyte function-associated antigen (LFA)-1 (CD11a/CD18) have been demonstrated to bind human intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) (CD54). Here we show that LFA-1 and Mac-1 can bind to ICAM-1 in the mouse as well. Interestingly, we observed that binding of murine LFA-1 dominates over Mac-1 for binding to ICAM-1. Using three different murine macrophage cell lines that express distinct levels of LFA-1 and Mac-1 on their cell surface, we could only detect Mac-1-dependent adhesion to ICAM-1 when little or no LFA-1 is expressed on the cell surface. When LFA-1 and Mac-1 are expressed at similar levels, the LFA-1/ICAM-1 interaction dominates over Mac-1/ICAM-1 interaction, indicating that there is a competition of LFA-1 and Mac-1 for ICAM-1 binding.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Leukocyte Biology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1996|