Cell Adhesion Molecules and Human Disorders
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Müller, U. 2005. Cell Adhesion Molecules and Human Disorders. eLS.
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Cell adhesion molecules are cell surface receptors that promote cell–cell and cell–extracellular matrix interactions. Mutations in genes encoding cell adhesion molecules cause inherited disorders affecting many organs such as the skin, kidney and muscle, and the immune and nervous systems.
- extracellular matrix;