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Human P-Selectin, also known as GMP-140, LECAM-3, PADGEM, and CD62P, is a member of the Selectin family, and is a cell surface glycoprotein expressed by activated platelets and endothelial cells. P-Selectin is translocated to the cell surface within minutes, from alpha granules of platelets or Weibel-Palade bodies of endothelial cells, following stimulation with thrombin, histamine, PMA or peroxides. P-Selectin binds to a 106 kDa protein present on myeloid cells, neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes, termed PSGL-1 (P-Selectin Glycoprotein Ligand-1).
P-Selectin plays a role in the adhesion of leukocytes and neutrophils to the endothelium. Acting in cooperation with L-Selectin, P-Selectin mediates the initial interaction of circulating leukocytes with endothelial cells that produces a characteristic ‘rolling' of the leukocytes on the endothelium. This initial interaction is followed by a stronger interaction involving E-Selectin, and later ICAM-1 and VCAM-1, that leads eventually to extravasation of the white blood cell through the blood vessel wall into the extracellular matrix tissue.
ELISA techniques have shown that detectable levels of soluble P-Selectin are present in the biological fluids of apparently normal individuals.