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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Expression and secretion of neural cell adhesion molecules by human pituitary adenomas.
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Lin, "Suppression of tumorigenicity of breast cancer cells by an epithelial cell adhesion molecule (C-CAM1): the adhesion and growth suppression are mediated by different domains," Oncogene, vol.
Mellstedt, "Epithelial cell adhesion molecule expression (CD326) in cancer: A short review," Cancer Treatment Reviews, vol.
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule promotes leukocyte trafficking into the central nervous system.
To test the antigen recognized by MAB 1H12 for cross-reactivity with antibodies specific for neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) and the carbohydrate epitope HNK-1, immunoprecipitated antigen was electrophoresed and transferred to nitrocellulose as described above.
Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (DSCAM) is located within the DSCR on chromosome 21q22.2-q22.3.
Fraering, "Processing of the synaptic cell adhesion molecule neurexin by Alzheimer disease [alpha]- and [gamma]-secretases," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
According to the company, BI-505 is a fully human antibody targeting cell adhesion molecule (ICAM-1), a protein on the surface of myeloma cells, which can cause resistance to current treatment options.
Choi et al., "Blockade of cytokine-induced endothelial cell adhesion molecule expression by licorice isoliquiritigenin through NF-[kappa]B signal disruption," Experimental Biology and Medicine, vol.