adhesion molecules


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ad·he·sion mol·e·cules

molecules that are involved in T helper-accessory cell, T helper-B cell, and T cytotoxic-target cell interactions; extracellular matrix proteins that attract leukocytes from the circulation.

ad·he·sion mol·e·cules

(ad-hē'zhŭn mol'ĕ-kyūlz)
Molecules that are involved in T-helper accessory cell, T-helper B cell, and T-cytotoxic target cell interactions.
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Important biomarkers and mediators of ED are endothelial adhesion molecules, growth factors, and inflammatory factors.
It is reported that adhesion molecules of endothelial cell have a very important role in tumor formation and defense mechanism of the host.
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Aim 1: To analyse whether SorCS1 regulates synaptic trafficking of adhesion molecules and neurotransmitter receptors under basal conditions and during synaptic activity.
TNF-[alpha] induces the expression of adhesion molecules and endothelial dysfunction, which stimulates development of atherosclerosis.
The phenolic content of red wine may modulate leukocyte adhesion molecules, whereas both ethanol and polyphenols of red wine may modulate soluble inflammatory mediators in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease," the authors said.
MCP attaches to the galectin-3 adhesion molecules on a cancer cell's surface, which prevents the cell from attaching to other cancer cells.
Cell adhesion molecules play important role in every aspect of human biology from the embryo where they are crucial for tissue and organ development, to the adult where they act as traffic signals to direct the sequential actions of immunesystem cells in wound healing, inflammation, cancer and even AIDS [10].
Neuronal cell adhesion molecules "are critical in the development of the nervous system, contributing to axonal guidance, synaptic formation and plasticity, and neuronal-glial interactions," the researchers explained, while the ubiquitin-proteasome system "operates pre- and post-synaptic compartments, regulating synaptic attributes, including transmitter release, synaptic vesicle recycling in pre-synaptic terminals, and dynamic changes in dendritic spines and the post-synaptic density.