Cell adhesion molecules

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A family of molecules on cell surfaces that cause them to stick to one another.

Synaptic stabilization by cell adhesion molecules
Synaptic stabilization by cell adhesion molecules

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Other names[edit | edit source]

Cell adhesion molecules are also called by it's abbreviation:CAMs

Genetics[edit | edit source]

Cell adhesion molecules are cell adhesion proteins located on the cell surface

EpCAM[edit | edit source]

The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a protein found in epithelial cells

Function of EpCAM[edit | edit source]

EpCAM helps cells stick to one another called cell adhesion.

see also[edit | edit source]

Fibronectin and pplaminin]]. EPCAM

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