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mcamb  -  melanoma cell adhesion molecule b

Danio rerio

Synonyms: SO:0000704, cd146, gicerin, id:ibd3512, mcam
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Disease relevance of mcam

  • Chicken gicerin, under control of the neurofilament gene promoter, was preferentially expressed in neuronal cells and gicerin-expressing neurons exhibited a fasciculation formation with neighboring gicerin-positive axons, which may be partly due to homophilic cell adhesion activity of gicerin [1].

High impact information on mcam

  • Gicerin, a novel cell adhesion molecule which belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily, is expressed temporally and spatially in the developing chick brain and retina [1].


  1. Neuron-specific expression of a chicken gicerin cDNA in transient transgenic zebrafish. Kim, C.H., Taira, E., Kuo, C.H., Li, B.S., Okamoto, H., Nakahira, K., Ikenaka, K., Higuchi, H., Miki, N. Neurochem. Res. (1996) [Pubmed]
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