"Cadherins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They are important in the formation of ADHERENS JUNCTIONS between cells. Cadherins are classified by their distinct immunological and tissue specificities, either by letters (E- for epithelial, N- for neural, and P- for placental cadherins) or by numbers (cadherin-12 or N-cadherin 2 for brain-cadherin). Cadherins promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism as in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body.
- P Cadherins
- P Cadherin
- Placental Cadherins
- Cadherins, Placental
- Cadherin 3
- E Cadherins
- Epithelial Cadherins
- Cadherin 1
- E Cadherin
- N Cadherins
- N Cadherin
- Neural Cadherins
- Cadherins, Neural
- Cadherin 2
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