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VLA-4: A Cell’s Consequential Encounter

  • Thalia PapayannopoulouEmail author
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Part of the Current Cancer Research book series (CUCR)

Abstract

The role of integrins as modulators of hematopoietic cell function is continuously evolving. After the initial establishment of integrins as the primary forces necessary for adhesion and migration of mature leucocytes, new roles in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell retention and/or function in bone marrow (BM) were uncovered; more recently, attention has shifted to neoplastic hematopoiesis and cancer with instrumental integrin-dependent influences on reciprocal interactions of neoplastic cells with their microenvironment. The ever-expanding knowledge of integrin-mediated signaling and their multitude of signaling mediators and other cooperating molecules provide ample opportunities for harnessing this multifaceted influence of integrins for therapeutic benefit. In this context, a brief account of very late antigen 4 (VLA4) integrin in normal and neoplastic hematopoiesis is presented.

Keywords

Integrins VLA4 Mobilization Microenvironment Leukemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of HematologyFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA

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