Structure/function studies of the common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA/CD10) expressed on human neutrophils

R. T. McCormack, R. D. Nelson, T. W. LeBien

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The common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA/CD10) is a nonintegral membrane glycoprotein expressed on normal and neoplastic cells of hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic origin. We have undertaken a series of experiments to examine 1) the structural homology between leukemia cell and neutrophil CALLA/CD10 and 2) the putative function CALLA/CD10 subserves to human neutrophils. Biosynthetic labeling, peptide mapping, and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis indicate that neutrophils synthesize and express a CALLA/CD10 molecule that is similar, but not identical, to leukemic cell CALLA/CD10. The level of CALLA/CD10 expression is similar on the two cell populations, and neutrophil CALLA/CD10 (like its leukemic cell counterpart) undergoes antigenic modulation. Finally, we report that neutrophil cell surface-bound anti-CALLA/CD10 monoclonal antibodies inhibit the chemotactic response to both N-Formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (F-mlp) and zymosan-activated sera (ZAS), but had no inhibitory effect on random migration, degranulation, or aggregation. The anti-class I monoclonal antibody W6/32 exerted a similar effect on chemotaxis. We conclude that CALLA/CD10 has no clearly defined role in neutrophil function but may play a role in some distal event in chemotaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1075-1082
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986


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