(= vascular cell adhesion molecule; CD106)
Cell adhesion molecule (90-110 kD) of the immunoglobulin superfamily expressed on endothelial cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, fibroblasts and myoblasts. Expression can be upregulated by inflammatory mediators (IL-1 b, IL-4, TNF a, IFN g ) and it is the ligand for the integrin VLA4.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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