VCAM-1

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VCAM-1

Vascular cell adhesion molecule 1. A cell-surface sialoglycoprotein encoded by VCAM1 on 1p32-p31, which belongs to the Ig superfamily, is expressed by cytokine-activated endothelium, and is involved in early inflammation. It mediates leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion and signals transduction, recruiting monocytes and lymphocytes to the endothelial cell surface, triggering a chronic inflammatory response linked to atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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VCAM-1

A cell adhesion molecule that helps bind white blood cells such as lymphocytes or monocytes to the endothelium of blood vessels.
Synonym: vascular cell adhesion protein
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Human vascular endothelial cell adhesion receptors for Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes: roles for endothelial leucocytes adhesion molecule 1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1. J Exp Med 1992; 176: 1183-9.
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