NCAM -->
neural cell adhesion molecule
medical dictionary

Cell adhesion molecule involved in a diverse range of contact-mediated interactions among neurones, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and myotubes. It is widely but transiently expressed in many tissues early in embryogenesis. Four main isoforms exist, including CD56 (antigens, CD56), but there are many other variants resulting from alternative splicing and post-translational modifications.

Acronym: NCAM

(11 Mar 2008)

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