cell adhesion molecule

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cell adhesion molecule

[¦sel ad‚hē·zhən ′mäl·ə·kyül]
(cell and molecular biology)
A class of membrane proteins comprising the outer surfaces of cell membranes in the developing nervous system that is thought to be intimately involved in guiding development during embryonic life. Abbreviated CAM.
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If future studies confirm our results, cellular adhesion molecules may be potential targets to prevent restenosis in clinical practice.
The outcomes were FMD and markers of endothelial dysfunction, including cellular adhesion molecules, inhibitors and promoters of fibrinolysis, adiponectin, glucose, insulin, C-reactive protein (CRP), lipids, and apolipoprotein B.
5) These contradictory results encouraged us to perform a study to determine the expression of select proto-oncogenes and cellular adhesion molecules, with a view to defining a marker that helped identify a biologically aggressive neoplasm.
Several circulating inflammation factors such as cellular adhesion molecules and cytokines are associated with cardiovascular disease (8,12,13).
ICAM-1 is part of a molecular family (known as Cellular Adhesion Molecules, or CAMs) that can be found on the surface of virtually every cell in the body, including cells that line the inflamed gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Host defenses to extravascular infections usually elicit proinflammatory cytokines and stimulate increased expression of cellular adhesion molecules, enhancing leukocyte adhesion.
The new research, she says, "has the implication that other cellular adhesion molecules may well be major receptors for other, much more pathogenic viruses.
Cytokine-induced expression of cellular adhesion molecules was measured on primary human coronary artery endothelial cell (HCAEC) cultures.
This process is mediated by cellular adhesion molecules such as sE-selectin, a specific product of endothelial cells.
ICAM-1 is part of a family of molecules, the cellular adhesion molecules, that can be found on the surface of virtually every cell in the body, including cells that line the colon.
36] Recent studies have examined the role of cellular adhesion molecules in tumor metastasis, but no correlation was noted in the expression or distribution of various cellular adhesion molecules by the different histologic subtypes of basal cell carcinoma.

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