ICAM-1 (InterCellular Adhesion Molecule-1, CD54) is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily of adhesion molecules, and contains 5 Ig like domains. It is one of the principal ligands for the leukocyte b2-integrins CD11a/CD18 (LFA-1) and CD11b/CD18 (Mac-1) (Diamond et al 1991), although in the context of transmigration it seems that CD11a predominantly binds to ICAM-1, whereas CD11b is more promiscuous (Shang et al 1998a). In vivo, ICAM-1 knock-out mice show significantly impaired neutrophil migration into an inflamed peritoneum (Bullard et al 1995; Sligh et al 1993), and ICAM-1 antibodies reduce acute and chronic inflammation in a number of animal models (Carlos et al 1994). ICAM-1 antibodies reduce cytokine-activated transmigration of neutrophils in vitro, by over 85% (Smith et al 1988; Luscinskas et al 1991). ICAM-1 is also important in chemotactic transmigration. Antibodies inhibit neutrophil chemotactic transmigration by ~55%(Furie et al 1991).

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