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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Pemphigus is an uncommon autoimmune condition in which circulating autoantibodies against intercellular adhesion molecules result in acantholysis, or loss of keratinocyte adhesion.
Table-1: Comparison of intercellular adhesion molecules between cases and controls.
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.
Working separately, cell biologists and immunologists over the same period investigated a class of cell-surface molecules called intercellular adhesion molecules, including one known as ICAM-1.

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