[Frontiers in Bioscience 2, d126-146, March 1, 1997]
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FIBRONECTIN-INTEGRIN INTERACTIONS

Staffan Johansson, Gunbjørg Svineng*, Krister Wennerberg*, Annika Armulik, Lars Lohikangas

Department of Medical and Physiological Chemistry, The Biomedical Center, Box 575, S-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden

Received 2/20/97; Accepted 2/27/97; On-line 3/1/97

*GS and KW have made equally important and major contributions to this article.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Discussion
3.1. Fibronectin
3.2. Integrins
3.3. Molecular mechanisms of ligand-integrin interactions
3.4. Ligand specificity of fibronectin binding integrins
3.5. Fibronectin polymerization
3.6. In vivo functions of fibronectin and its integrins receptors
3.7. Perspectives
4. Acknowledgments
5. References
6. Entire manuscript

Keywords: Fibronectin, integrin