Immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) related cell adhesion molecule (CEACAM)
Ig_CEACAM: Immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain 4 in carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) related cell adhesion molecule (CEACAM) protein subfamily. The CEA family is a group of anchored or secreted glycoproteins, expressed by epithelial cells, leukocytes, endothelial cells and placenta. The CEA family is divided into the CEACAM and pregnancy-specific glycoprotein (PSG) subfamilies. This group represents the CEACAM subfamily. CEACAM1 has many important cellular functions, it is a cell adhesion molecule, and a signaling molecule that regulates the growth of tumor cells, it is an angiogenic factor, and is a receptor for bacterial and viral pathogens, including mouse hepatitis virus (MHV). In mice, four isoforms of CEACAM1 generated by alternative splicing have either two [D1, D4] or four [D1-D4] Ig-like domains on the cell surface.