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J Cell Biochem. 1987 Jul;34(3):187-202.

Soluble 80-kd fragment of cell-CAM 120/80 disrupts cell-cell adhesion.

Abstract

Calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) mediate intercellular adhesion in epithelial cells and in preimplantation mammalian embryos. One of these molecules, cell-CAM 120/80, is found on cells as a 120-kd membrane glycoprotein and as a soluble 80-kd species in conditioned culture medium [Damsky et al: Cell 34:455, 1983]. We have purified to homogeneity the soluble 80-kd fragment of cell-CAM 120/80 by using monoclonal antibody affinity chromatography. We have shown that the purified molecule can disrupt cell-cell adhesion in cultured epithelial cells, thus indicating that it is directly involved in the adhesive process. In addition, we have further characterized both the 120-kd cell-associated molecule and its 80-kd fragment, including N-terminal sequence analysis.

PMID:
3611200
DOI:
10.1002/jcb.240340305
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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