Definition of Cadherins

1. Noun. (plural of cadherin) ¹



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Medical Definition of Cadherins

1. A group of functionally related glycoproteins responsible for the calcium-dependent cell-to-cell adhesion mechanism. They are divided into subclasses e-, p-, and n-cadherins, which are distinct in immunological specificity and tissue distribution. They promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism. These compounds play a role in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadherins

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

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