Journal article

Adenosine triphosphate-induced shedding of CD23 and L-selectin (CD62L) from lymphocytes is mediated by the same receptor but different metalloproteases

B Gu, LJ Bendall, JS Wiley

BLOOD | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 1998


CD23 is a transmembrane protein expressed on the surface of B-lymphocytes that binds IgE, CD21, CD11b, and CD11c. High concentrations of soluble CD23 and L-selectin are found in the serum of patients with B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Because extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) causes shedding of L-selectin via activation of P2Z/P2X7 receptors expressed on B-CLL lymphocytes, we studied the effect of ATP on shedding of CD23. ATP-induced shedding of CD23 at an initial rate of 12% of that for L-selectin, whereas the EC50 for ATP was identical (35 micromol/L) for shedding of both molecules. Furthermore, benzoylbenzoyl ATP also produced shedding of CD23 and L-selectin with the sa..

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