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Title: Evidence for a role of fibronectin and other cell surface components in cell-cell layer adhesion of human fibroblasts
Authors: Saison, Marc ×
Van Leuven, Freddy
Cassiman, Jean-Jacques
Van den Berghe, Herman #
Issue Date: Apr-1983
Series Title: Experimental Cell Research vol:143 issue:1 pages:237-45
Abstract: An oligospecific antiserum (aNHFiv) was raised by intravenous injection of whole normal human fibroblasts (NHF) into rabbits. Monovalent Fab' fragments of this antiserum inhibited intercellular adhesion of trypsinized NHF to homotypic monolayers in a concentration-dependent fashion. The Fab' fragments lowered both the initial rate and the final extent of adhesion, indicating that the inhibition is a complex phenomenon. Specific antisera to four of the nine surface components recognized by aNHFiv were tested separately. Three of them, directed respectively against aminopeptidase M, dipeptidyl peptidase IV and a glycoprotein of 400 K, did not interfere with adhesion even in high titers or in combination with each other. The fourth monospecific antiserum was directed against fibronectin (FbN) and Fab' of this antiserum gave a concentration-dependent inhibition of adhesion. After adsorption of the Fab' of aNHFiv with CIG and cellular fibronectin, however, adhesion was still inhibited. Combination of aFbN Fab' with the adsorbed Fab' fully restored the effect of the native aNHFiv Fab'. Preincubation of the suspended cells with aFbN or adsorbed Fab' was without effect on adhesion. Pretreatment of the cell layers with aFbN Fab' gave a strong inhibition. A similar treatment with the aNHFiv fraction from which aFbN was removed had, however, no effect. This implies that to inhibit adhesion, the specificity different from aFbN has to be present in the assay medium during the assay.
ISSN: 0014-4827
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Human Mutations and Polymorphisms Section (-)
Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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