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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BPb: Blood lead sICAM-1: Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule sVCAM-1: Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule BMI: Body mass index sBP: Systolic blood pressure dBP: Diastolic blood pressure.
Allen, "Plasma concentration of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 and risks of future myocardial infarction in apparently healthy men," The Lancet, vol.
Jin et al in a cross sectional study employed 296 patients, deduced that serum levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule are raised in cases of coronary atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus15.
Hung et al followed 189 patients over 28 months in which patients in various stages of coronary artery disease were followed and serum levels of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule were highest in cases of acute coronary event and lowest but still raised in cases of chronic coronary atherosclerosis.
Effects of cytokines and periodontopathic bacteria on the leukocyte function-associated antigen1/ intercellular adhesion molecule 1 pathway in gingival fibroblasts in adult periodontitis , Infect Immun, 62: 5205-12.
Cytokine-regulated expression of E-selectin, intercellular adhesion molecule -1 (ICAM-1) & vascular cell adhesion molecules -1 (VCAM-1) in human intestinal microvascular endothelial cells, J Immunol, 156: 2558-65.
Intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 at the early stages of atherosclerosis in a rat model.

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