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Cadherins

Calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They are important in the formation of ADHERENS JUNCTIONS between cells. Cadherins are classified by their distinct immunological and tissue specificities, either by letters (E- for epithelial, N- for neural, and P- for placental cadherins) or by numbers (cadherin-12 or N-cadherin 2 for brain-cadherin). Cadherins promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism as in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body.

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.395.550.200.200, D12.776.543.550.200.200, D23.050.301.350.200

MeSH Unique ID: D015820

Entry Terms:

  • Cadherin
  • Liver Cell Adhesion Molecule
  • Liver Cell Adhesion Molecules
  • P-Cadherins
  • P Cadherins
  • P-Cadherin
  • P Cadherin
  • Cadherin-3
  • Cadherin 3
  • Placental Cadherins
  • Cadherins, Placental
  • E-Cadherins
  • E Cadherins
  • Uvomorulin
  • E-Cadherin
  • E Cadherin
  • Epithelial-Cadherins
  • Epithelial Cadherins
  • Epithelial-Cadherin
  • Epithelial Cadherin
  • Cadherin-1
  • Cadherin 1
  • N-Cadherins
  • N Cadherins
  • Neural Cadherins
  • Cadherins, Neural
  • N-Cadherin
  • N Cadherin
  • Neural Cadherin
  • Cadherin, Neural
  • Cadherin-2
  • Cadherin 2

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