cell adhesion molecules

cell adhesion molecules
(CAM) cell surface glycoproteins that mediate intercell adhesion in vertebrates; most can be grouped into four large classes: cadherins, immunoglobulins, integrins, and selectins.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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