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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.
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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.
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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.
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Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule is conserved in mouse and highly expressed in the adult mouse brain.
Kaczmarek, "Proteolytic remodeling of the synaptic cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) by metzincins in synaptic plasticity," Neurochemical Research, vol.
From the cell adhesion molecules, CD62E, which is presumably only expressed by lymphocytes in inflammatory conditions, was significantly upregulated in PE compared to HP.
To explore the mechanism responsible for the inhibitory effect of Tan IIA on monocyte-endothelial cell interaction, we investigated the expressions of cell adhesion molecules in HUVECs.
Neural cell adhesion molecules are important both for their role they play in the genesis and maintenance of synaptic connections, and therefore the understanding of neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions, and for their postulated role in the evolution of the human brain.
Elevated levels of circulating cell adhesion molecules in uncomplicated essential hypertension.
They found that these merozoites divided to form a group of new merozoites that could stick to 10 different cell adhesion molecules.
This process is mediated mainly by elevated cell adhesion molecules such as intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), and endothelial cell selectin (E-selectin).
Furthermore, increased expression and activation of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in vascular endothelial cells are an important step in the pathogenesis of diabetic atherosclerosis.
The other topics are polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiency, the correlation between vascular endothelial growth factor and proto-oncogene c-fos and c-myc, and the expression of neural cell adhesion molecules and osteonectin.