Summary: (from NCBI-Entrez) ..[read more]This gene encodes the integrin alpha M chain. Integrins are heterodimeric integral membrane proteins composed of an alpha chain and a beta chain. This I-domain containing alpha integrin combines with the beta 2 chain (ITGB2) to form a leukocyte-specific i
Identification of integrin alpha(M)beta(2) as an adhesion receptor on peripheral blood monocytes for Cyr61 (CCN1) and connective tissue growth factor (CCN2): immediate-early gene products expressed in atherosclerotic lesions.
Blood. 2002 .
ICAM-4 is a red cell intercellular adhesion molecule. Cell transfectants expressing various integrins were used to demonstrate that integrins alpha-L-beta-2, alpha-M-beta-2, and alpha-IIb-beta-3 bind specifically and dose dependently to the recombinant ICAM-4-Fc protein. Cell surface ICAM-4 interacts with the cell surface alpha-V-beta-3 integrin (Hermand et al. 2004).