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CD166 Antigen
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Definition of CD166 Antigen
ALCAM is a cell adhesion molecule expressed on mitogen-activated leukocytes and monocytes, fibroblasts, neurons, and tumor-derived cell lines but not on unactivated leukocytes. ALCAM is a ligand for CD6, a receptor expressed on T-cells involved in cell adhesion interactions between thymocytes and thymic epithelial cells. ALCAM/CD6 interactions may play a role in the binding of T- and B-cells to activated leukocytes. ALCAM has five Ig domains and its amino acid sequence has significant homology to chicken neural adhesion molecule BEN/SC-1/DM-GRASP. (from OMIM 601662 and NCI)

CD166 Antigen is from the group

Cell Adhesion Molecule

Other Names for CD166 Antigen

CD166 Antigen
ALCAM
Activated Leukocyte Cell Adhesion Molecule
BEN
CD6 Ligand
Neurolin

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