cell adhesion molecule

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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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As an endothelial adhesion molecule involved in leukocyte recruitment under inflammatory conditions, VAP-1 was recently showed to contribute to the recruitment of macrophages to CNV lesions in a rat laser-induced AMD model and had a novel link with angiogenesis [12].
The reasons for such correlating relationship between the endothelial adhesion molecules, leukocytes and exercise intensity could be multi factorial.
Altered expression of endothelial adhesion molecules is achieved by two mechanisms, one involving histamine (as well as thrombin, and reactive oxygen species), and the other the cytokines, especially IL-1beta and TNF.
Circulating levels of endothelial adhesion molecules and risk of diabetes in an ethnically diverse cohort of women.
Nevertheless, cocoa treatment did not significantly reduce blood pressure or improve insulin resistance, and had no significant effects on skeletal muscle capillary recruitment, circulating plasma concentrations of adipocytokines, or endothelial adhesion molecules. Therefore, researchers believe daily consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa for 2 weeks is not sufficient to reduce blood pressure or improve insulin resistance in human subjects with essential hypertension.
In addition to its capacity to induce and maintain vasodilatation, nitric oxide is antiatherogenic by virtue of its ability to reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, platelet aggregability, smooth muscle cell proliferation, and the expression of endothelial adhesion molecules. Adhesion molecules promote the binding and rolling of inflammatory cells (monocytes, T-lymphocytes) along stressed endothelium, and include such molecules as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1).
Cytokine-induced expression of endothelial adhesion molecules ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 under the influence of garlic (Allium sativum).
"Antioxidant agents might protect against oxidant-related upregulation of endothelial adhesion molecules and slow down the progression of vascular damage in non-insulin dependent diabetes."
Also, Gln supplementation reduced gene expressions of endothelial adhesion molecules in colons, prevented BW loss, and attenuated colon edema in colitic mice.