Sialylated O-glycans and L-selectin sequentially mediate myeloid cell rolling in vivo

K. Ley*, A. Zakrzewicz, C. Hanski, L. M. Stoolman, G. S. Kansas

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Leukocyte rolling precedes firm adhesion and emigration in inflammatory cell recruitment. Both P-selectin, an endothelial lectin that binds to sialylated O-glycans containing sialyl-Lewis(x) (sLe(x)) on the granulocyte surface, and leukocyte L-selectin have been shown to mediate leukocyte rolling in vivo. Here, we investigate rolling of isolated human neutrophils (PMN), HL-60 promyelocytes, and an L-selectin-transfected cell line (300.19- L) during trauma-induced inflammation in rat mesenteric venules. HL-60 cells, which express no L-selectin but abundant sLe(x), rolled effectively immediately after abdominal surgery. HL-60 cell rolling was almost completely abolished by pretreatment with sialidase or monoclonal antibody (MoAb) AM-3 recognizing sLe(x), and was reduced by about 80% by O-sialoglycoprotein- endopeptidase (OSGP). By contrast, 300.19-L cells rolled poorly immediately after surgery but rolled well between 40 and 120 minutes after surgery. Their rolling was completely inhibited by the blocking L-selectin MoAb LAM1-3, but not by a binding control MoAb. PMN express both L-selectin and clustered, sialylated glycoproteins including P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL- 1). PMN showed effective rolling at all times, which was abolished by sialidase or MoAb AM-3 pretreatment during the first 30 minutes after surgery, but not later, when PMN rolling was largely L-selectin-dependent. We conclude that in trauma-induced inflammation, a two-step mechanism accounts for most of myeloid cell rolling, which initially requires O-glycans and subsequently depends on L-selectin function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3727-3735
Number of pages9
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology


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