Example sentences for: adhesion

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  • BSA = Bovine serum albumin; CSC = cigarette smoke condensate; ERK = extracellular signal-regulated kinase; GM-CSF = granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor; HBE = human bronchial epithelial cell; IL = interleukin; IκB = inhibitor of NFκB; MAPK = mitogen-activated protein kinase; MEK-1 = MAPK kinase; NFκB = nuclear factor-kappa B; NHBE = normal human bronchial epithelial cell; PBS = phosphate-buffered saline; PDTC = pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate; RT-PCR = reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction; sICAM = soluble intercellular adhesion molecule; TNF = tumour necrosis factor; TUNEL = deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling

  • Previously we have examined the protein-protein interactions of proHB-EGF with the cell-surface CD9 antigen [ 9 ] . The CD9 antigen is found on a wide variety of tissue and cell types and has been reported to be involved in such cellular processes as B-cell development, cell metastasis, platelet activation and adhesion, and cell motility [ 14 15 ] . CD9 antigen is a member of the tetraspanin superfamily and consists of two extracellular domains sandwiched between four highly-conserved hydrophobic transmembrane domains [ 14 15 ] . The second extracellular domain (75-130 amino acids) is larger than the first extracellular domain (20-27 amino acids).

  • In particular, mutations of genes regulating cell adhesion molecules have been reported to be metastasis-fostering alterations [ 5 6 7 8 ] . In human breast cancers, several other genes have been found to be associated with metastasis, namely nm23 [ 9 10 ] , KAI1 [ 11 12 ] , mta1 [ 13 ] , KiSS1 [ 14 ] , PTEN/MMAC1 [ 15 16 ] and BRMS1 [ 17 ] .

  • The Sperm Adhesion Molecule 1 (SPAM1 or PH-20) is a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-linked protein found on all mammalian spermatozoa that have been examined, and has been reported to play multiple roles in fertilization [ 1 ] . Although a recent gene targeting study indicates that in mice, which have four active non-somatic hyaluronidases, Spam1 is not essential for fertilization [ 2 ] ; this is unlikely to be the case in humans where SPAM1 is the only such hyaluronidase present.

  • Gene expression changes within the Cellular Matrix Organization and Adhesion category were focused on extracellular matrix genes and cellular adhesion molecules (Figure 4Cand Table 5).


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