Ideas crystallized on immunoglobulin superfamily-integrin interactions. Academic Article uri icon


  • Interactions between immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) members and integrins are central to lymphocyte homing, leukocyte emigration into tissues at inflammatory sites, and in cell-cell interactions that lead to immune responses. Recent X-ray crystal structures reveal that the interaction of a divalent cation found in the integrin structure with an acidic residue from the IgSF partner may be important in binding.

publication date

  • October 1995