Biopolym. Cell. 1999; 15(2):143-148.
Structure and Function of Biopolymers
Structural and functional peculiarities of neural cell adhesion proteins of immunoglobulin family
1Zhernossekov D. D.
  1. Dnipropetrovsk National University Oles Gonchar
    72, Gagarin Av., Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine, 49050


Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) of immunoglobulin family (Ig family) present a wide group of the proteins which provide cell-cell adhesion during morphogenesis and synaptogenesis. There is a lot of data concerning the structure and function of the neural CAMs. In the present review both main principles using for classification CAMs Ig family and the molecular-genetic approach to investigate these proteins have been discussed. There « a unity of the domain structure at CAMs Ig family, which have been isolated from different species. The relation between structural peculiarities and specific functions of CAMs have been discussed.


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