Increased ICAM-1 expression in transformed human oral epithelial cells

molecular mechanism and functional role in peripheral blood mononuclear cell adhesion and lymphokine-activated-killer cell cytotoxicity.

George Huang, X. Zhang, N. H. Park

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The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1, CD54) serves as a counter-receptor for the beta2-integrins, LFA-1 and Mac-1, which are expressed on leukocytes. Although expression of ICAM-1 on tumor cells has a role in tumor progression and development, information on ICAM-1 expression and its role in oral cancer has not been established. Normal human oral keratinocytes (NHOK), human papilloma virus (HPV)-immortalized human oral keratinocyte lines (HOK-16B, HOK-18A, and HOK-18C), and six human oral neoplastic cell lines (HOK-16B-BaP-T1, SCC-4, SCC-9, HEp-2, Tu-177 and 1483) were used to study ICAM-1 expression and its functional role in vitro. Our results demonstrated that NHOK express negligible levels of ICAM-1, whereas immortalized human oral keratinocytes and cancer cells express significantly higher levels of ICAM-1, except for HOK-16B-BaP-T1 and HEp-2. Altered mRNA half-lives did not fully account for the increased accumulation of ICAM-1 mRNA. Adhesion of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to epithelial cells correlated with cell surface ICAM-1 expression levels. This adhesion was inhibited by antibodies specific for either ICAM-1 or LFA-1/Mac-1, suggesting a role for these molecules in adhesion. In contrast, lymphokine-activated-killer (LAK) cell cytotoxic killing of epithelial cells did not correlate with ICAM-1 levels or with adhesion. Nonetheless, within each cell line, blocking of ICAM-1 or LFA-1/Mac-1 reduced LAK cell killing, suggesting that ICAM-1 is involved in mediating this killing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-486
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Oncology
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Lymphokine-Activated Killer Cells
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1
Cell Adhesion
Blood Cells
Epithelial Cells
Keratinocytes
Lymphocyte Function-Associated Antigen-1
Mouth Neoplasms
Papillomaviridae
CD18 Antigens
Cell Line
Messenger RNA

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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