Aliases for VCAM1 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for VCAM1 Gene
This gene is a member of the Ig superfamily and encodes a cell surface sialoglycoprotein expressed by cytokine-activated endothelium. This type I membrane protein mediates leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion and signal transduction, and may play a role in the development of artherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Three alternatively spliced transcripts encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for VCAM1 Gene
VCAM1 (Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with VCAM1 include viral encephalitis and shwartzman phenomenon. Among its related pathways are African trypanosomiasis and AGE-RAGE signaling pathway in diabetic complications. GO annotations related to this gene include integrin binding and primary amine oxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is IGSF10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for VCAM1 Gene
Important in cell-cell recognition. Appears to function in leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion. Interacts with integrin alpha-4/beta-1 (ITGA4/ITGB1) on leukocytes, and mediates both adhesion and signal transduction. The VCAM1/ITGA4/ITGB1 interaction may play a pathophysiologic role both in immune responses and in leukocyte emigration to sites of inflammation.