Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- vascular cell adhesion molecule 1,
- serum vascular cell adhesion protein 1,
VCAM1, a single-pass type I membrane protein belonging to the Ig superfamily, is a cell surface sialoglycoprotein expressed by cytokine-activated endothelium. It mediates leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion and signal transduction. VCAM1 interacts with the beta-1 integrin VLA4 on leukocytes, and mediates both adhesion and signal transduction. The VCAM1/VLA4 interaction may play a pathophysiologic role both in immune responses and in leukocyte emigration to sites of inflammation. VCAM1 may play a role in the development of artherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. VCAM1 is expressed on inflammed vascular endothelium, as well as on macrophage-like and dendritic cell types in both normal and inflammed tissue.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.