Sensing the environment: A historical perspective on integrin signal transduction

Cindy K. Miranti, Joan S. Brugge

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Cell adhesion mediated by integrin receptors has a critical function in organizing cells in tissues and in guiding haematopoietic cells to their sites of action. However, integrin adhesion receptors have broader functions in regulating cell behaviour through their ability to transduce bi-directional signals into and out of the cell and to engage in reciprocal interactions with other cellular receptors. This historical perspective traces the key findings that have led to our current understanding of these important functions of integrins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E83-E90
JournalNature Cell Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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