Molecular mechanisms of platelet-tumor cell adhesion under flow

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Abstract

The ability of tumor cells to interact with platelets constitutes an indispensable determinant in the success of metastatic spread. This study was undertaken to investigate the sequence of molecular events mediating human colon (LS174T) carcinoma cell adhesion to surface adherent platelets under flow. A two-step process of tumor cell recruitment has been elucidated, involving LS174T tethering mediated primarily by platelet P-selectin, and subsequent arrest via platelet αΠbβ3. This cascade of events depicts an efficacious process for colon carcinoma arrest at sites of vascular injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    McCarty, O., & Konstantopoulos, K. (1999). Molecular mechanisms of platelet-tumor cell adhesion under flow. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings; Vol. 1). IEEE.