What is cadherin?

Cadherin is any of a family of glycoproteins, present on cell membranes with a prime role in calcium-dependent cell-to-cell adhesion of normal cells.
epithelial c., E c. A major mediator of the cell-to-cell adhesion of all epithelial cells.

Cadherins are a type of cell adhesion molecule that are important in the formation of adherens junctions to allow cells to adhere to each other. Cadherins are a class of type 1 transmembrane proteins, and they are dependent on calcium ions to…

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