cell adhesion molecule

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A surface signalling molecule in the cell membrane that mediates adhesion between adjacent cells. The molecule has an NH2 end, a COOH end, and a middle region containing sialic acid. The middle section changes during the development of the animal from embryo to adult.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

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