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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It is estimated that there are more than 470 putative cell adhesion molecules in humans [55], although how many of these are expressed in the brain and are synaptic is not known.
Cell adhesion molecules are membrane proteins that regulate the adhesion of activated T cells to activated endothelial cells, thus are thought to play an important role in the regulation of inflammatory processes [16-18].
The goal of the study is to characterise the molecular organisation and dynamics of NMJ, in particular of cell adhesion molecules, in order to understand the mechanisms of maintenance of NMJ by analysing defects in their organisation in ALS contexts.
The spectrum of known Matriptase substrates includes extracellular matrix proteins, cell adhesion molecules, ion channels, growth-factor-like proteins and other proteases.
The expressions of cell adhesion molecules including VCAM-1, ICAM-1 and E-selectin were induced by TNF-[alpha] in HUVECs at both the mRNA and protein levels.
Expression of Del-1 and Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecules and Bone Loss as a Function of Age.
We found that rutin inhibited LPS-induced barrier disruption, expression of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and adhesion/transendothelial migration of monocytes to human endothelial cells.
The sticky synapse; cell adhesion molecules and their role in synapse formation and maintenance.
Circulating concentrations of soluble cell adhesion molecules may serve as surrogate markers for endothelial damage and early atherosclerosis (2-4).
Previous studies have shown that merozoites place proteins on the surfaces of the red cells they infect and that the proteins bind to so-called cell adhesion molecules on other cells (SN: 6/13/92, p.392).