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Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules

Cell adhesion molecule involved in a diverse range of contact-mediated interactions among neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and myotubes. It is widely but transiently expressed in many tissues early in embryogenesis. Four main isoforms exist, including CD56; (CD56 ANTIGEN); but there are many other variants resulting from alternative splicing and post-translational modifications. (From Pigott and Power, The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook, 1993, pp115-119)

Year introduced: 1996

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.395.550.200.250.520, D12.776.543.550.200.250.520, D23.050.301.350.250.520

MeSH Unique ID: D019006

Entry Terms:

  • NCAM
  • Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules, Neural
  • Cell Adhesion Molecule, Neural

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