Definition of Cadherin

1. Noun. (protein) Any of a class of transmembrane proteins important in maintaining tissue structure. ¹



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Medical Definition of Cadherin

1. Integral membrane proteins involved in calcium dependent cell adhesion. There are three types, named after their distributions: N cadherin (neural), E cadherin (epithelial) (equivalent to uvomorulin and L CAM) and P cadherin placental). Formed of a 600 amino acid extracellular domain, containing 4 repeats believed to contain the Ca binding sites, a transmembrane domain and a 150 amino acid intracellular domain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadherin

cadets
cadetship
cadetships
cadette
cadge
cadged
cadger
cadgers
cadges
cadgier
cadgiest
cadgin
cadginess
cadging
cadgy
cadherin (current term)
cadherins
cadi
cadie
cadies
cadilesker
cadileskers
cadinene
cadis
cadmian
cadmic
cadmiferous
cadmium
cadmium cell
cadmium chloride

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