Neuron Glia Cell Adhesion Molecules Definition


Neuron Glia Cell Adhesion Molecules:

Cell adhesion molecules that mediate neuron-neuron adhesion and neuron-astrocyte adhesion. They are expressed on neurons and Schwann cells, but not astrocytes and are involved in neuronal migration, neurite fasciculation, and outgrowth. Ng-CAM is immunologically and structurally distinct from NCAM (NEURAL CELL ADHESION MOLECULES).

Synonym: neuron-glia adhesion molecules, ng-cam.