neural cell adhesion molecule

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neural cell adhesion molecule

[¦nu̇r·əl ‚sel ad′hē·zhen ‚mäl·ə‚kyül]
(neuroscience)
A calcium-independent cell adhesion molecule expressed by migrating neurons that mediates intercellular binding via homophilic mechanisms (by binding to other neural cell adhesion molecules); important in neuronal aggregation.
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Correlation of neural cell adhesion molecules with perineural spread of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
Research objectives and content The Drosophila irregular chiasm C - roughest (irreC-rst) gene encodes a member of the DM-GRASP subgroup of the neural cell adhesion molecules of the immunoglobulin superfamily.
Neural cell adhesion molecules are important both for their role they play in the genesis and maintenance of synaptic connections, and therefore the understanding of neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions, and for their postulated role in the evolution of the human brain.