Immobilized platelets support human colon carcinoma cell tethering, rolling and firm adhesion under dynamic flow conditions

Owen McCarty, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

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A study was designed to analyze the ability of a human colon carcinoma cell line, LS174T, to bind to platelets under flow, and to identify the receptors involved. Immobilized platelets support LS174T cell adhesion at wall shear stresses up to 1.4 dyn/cm2. Platelet P-selectin mediates LS174T cell tethering and rolling in a PSGL-1 and CD24-independent manner. Platelet GPIIbIIIa integrins appear to be capable of directly capturing LS174T cells from the fluid stream, and also convert instantaneously transient tethers initiated by P-selectin into stable adhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-87
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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