Vitronectin: Effects on keratinocyte motility and inhibition of collagen-induced motility
Epibolin, a plasma protein, was initially purified on the basis of its ability to enhance spreading of keratinocytes. It is now known that epibolin is identical to serum spreading factor, S protein, and vitronectin, and the current name for the protein is vitronectin. Studies of vitronectin on cultured keratinocytes showed that it caused spreading and epiboly but not cellular adhesion to the substratum. In studies with other types of cells, vitronectin increased migration of several types of cells in a Boyden chamber.