Table 22-1Major Cadherin Molecules on Mammalian Cells

MoleculePredominant Cellular Distribution
E-cadherinPreimplantation embryos, non-neural epithelial tissue
P-cadherinTrophoblast
N-cadherinNervous system, lens, cardiac and skeletal muscle

SOURCE: M. Takeichi, 1988, Development 102:639; M. Takeichi, 1991, Science 251:1451; H. Inuzuka et al., 1991, Neuron 7:69; and M. Donalies et al., 1991, Proc. Nat’l. Acad. Sci. USA 88:8024.

From: Section 22.1, Cell-Cell Adhesion and Communication

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