Adhesion Molecules

Adhesion molecules are critical for an array of biological processes. For instance, in development they play key roles in tissue morphogenesis, cell migration, and axon guidance. In the immune system, they regulate leukocyte interactions and are important for cell activation. They also mediate leukocyte contact with blood vessel endothelia and are essential for transmigration. Pathologically, adhesion molecules affect tumor cell invasiveness and metastases.Inflammatory cell recruitment requires the concerted action of at least five major sets of adhesion molecules: integrins, immunoglobulin-like molecules, selectins, carbohydrate structures serving as selectin ligands, and certain ectoenzymes.

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Adhesion Molecules

Adhesion Molecules

Focal Adhesions

Focal Adhesions

Kinases Localized to Focal Adhesions

Kinases Localized to Focal Adhesions

Phosphatases Localized to Focal Adhesions

Phosphatases Localized to Focal Adhesions