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.

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.

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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The substance, a form of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), promotes brain growth and organization shortly before and after birth.