cell adhesion molecule
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Related to cell adhesion molecule: Neural cell adhesion molecule, Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule
cell ad·he·sion mol·e·cule (CAM),
proteins that hold cells together, for example, uvomorulin, and hold them to their substrates, for example, laminin.
cell ad·he·sion mol·e·cule(CAM) (sel ad-hē'zhŭn mol'ĕ-kyūl)
Proteins that hold cells together, e.g., uvomorulin, and hold them to their substrates, e.g., laminin.
cell adhesion molecule,
Any molecule that traverses the cell membrane and contains a chemical domain that binds it to other cells or to the extracellular matrix.