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MCAM

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • cell surface glycoprotein MUC18,
  • Cell surface glycoprotein P1H12,
  • Melanoma cell adhesion molecule,
  • Melanoma-associated antigen A32,
  • CD146 antigen,
  • cell surface glycoprotein P1H12,
  • Gicerin,
  • melanoma-associated antigen MUC18,
  • CD146,
  • Melanoma-associated antigen MUC18,
  • MUC18,
  • melanoma cell adhesion molecule,
  • melanoma-associated antigen A32,
  • S-endo 1 endothelial-associated antigen,
  • melanoma adhesion molecule,

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Description…

From UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: Plays a role in cell adhesion, and in cohesion of the endothelial monolayer at intercellular junctions in vascular tissue. Its expression may allow melanoma cells to interact with cellular elements of the vascular system, thereby enhancing hematogeneous tumor spread. Could be an adhesion molecule active in neural crest cells during embryonic development. Acts as surface receptor that triggers tyrosine phosphorylation of FYN and PTK2/FAK1, and a transient increase in the intracellular calcium concentration.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Gene
Short Name:
HGNC Name: MCAM

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Head & neck, NOS

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Curated

Overview

No additional data available.

Performance Comment

MCAM is one of eight genes on a panel of differentially methylated genes from normal and OSCC clinical samples from patients with heterogenous risk profiles chosen for further validation. The eight genes are: HOXA9, NID2, GATA4, KIF1A, EDNRB, MCAM, DCC, and CALCA.

Prostate

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Under Review

Overview

Performance Comment

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.
Announcement 09/14/2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 9th EDRN Scientific Workshop a success. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 28th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting from March 31-April 2, 2015, in Atlanta, GA.