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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The cytokines, IL-1beta and TNF, on the other hand, induce the synthesis and upregulated expression of the endothelial adhesion molecules E-selectin, intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs)-1 and -2, and vascular adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1.
Intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAM-1) and Vascular cell adhesion molecules (VCAM-1) belong to Ig superfamily and both are involved in immune reaction [11].
53-57) The accumulation of ROS promotes the expression of intercellular adhesion molecules and subsequent neutrophil-endothelial cell adhesion.

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