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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Thus, effector cells up-regulate the expression of receptors for inflammation-induced endothelial adhesion molecules and inflammatory chemokines.
To accomplish this, representative circulating endothelial adhesion molecules, and inflammatory markers of sE-selectin, sVCAM-1, TNF-[alpha], Creatine kinase (CK), hs-CRP, and leukocytes were measured at baseline, 100 km, 200 km, and at the end of the 308 km ultra-marathon race.
5) investigated the levels of soluble endothelial adhesion molecules (CAMs) and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM-1) intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and E-selectin were compared between patients with poor coronary collaterals and patients with well-developed collaterals in a study published in 2004.
Early upregulation of endothelial adhesion molecules in obese hypertensive men.
Endothelial adhesion molecules, lipid peroxidation, insulin resistance, and adiponectin were assessed at the start of the study and again after eight weeks.
Nevertheless, cocoa treatment did not significantly reduce blood pressure or improve insulin resistance, and had no significant effects on skeletal muscle capillary recruitment, circulating plasma concentrations of adipocytokines, or endothelial adhesion molecules.
In addition to its capacity to induce and maintain vasodilatation, nitric oxide is antiatherogenic by virtue of its ability to reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, platelet aggregability, smooth muscle cell proliferation, and the expression of endothelial adhesion molecules.