The integrin αL leg region controls the Mg/EGTA mediated activation of LFA-1
Law, S.K. Alex
Date of Issue2015
School of Biological Sciences
We have shown that Mg/EGTA (5 mM Mg(2+) and 1.5 mM EGTA) could effectively promote the adhesion of integrin αLβ2 to its ligand ICAM-1 but could not promote that of the αMβ2 to denatured BSA. In order to determine the structural differences between αL and αM that specifically contribute to Mg/EGTA sensitivity, a series of αL/αM chimeras were constructed. Our results showed that αLβ2 with αM calf-1 domain completely lost the response to Mg/EGTA activation. In the reverse experiment, αMβ2 would require the presence of both the αL calf-1 and calf-2 domain to initiate the Mg/EGTA sensitivity.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
© 2015 Elsevier Inc. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Elsevier Inc. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.01.094].