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Definition of "cadherin" [cadherin]

  • Any of a class of transmembrane proteins important in maintaining tissue structure. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cadherin" in a sentence
  • "E-cadherin is probably the best understood cadherin."
  • "For example, if a certain kind of protein on the surface of a cell - a "cadherin" -- tends to get sticky under certain microenvironmental conditions, and when this happens cadherin-bearing cells will clump together."
  • "The studies identified variants located in a region of the chromosome between two genes encoding cell adhesion molecules called cadherin 9 and cadherin 10."
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