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cell adhesion molecules

Surface ligands, usually glycoproteins, that mediate cell-to-cell adhesion. Their functions include the assembly and interconnection of various vertebrate systems, as well as maintenance of tissue integration, wound healing, morphogenic movements, cellular migrations, and metastasis.
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  • leukocyte adhesion molecules
  • intercellular adhesion molecules
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