GeneID: 297


Names

Common Name: ALCAM Type: Gene
Chromosome: 3 (NC_000003.12) Locus: NG_029729.1 (ALCAM)
HUGO Symbol: ALCAM Full Name: activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule
Exons: 16 Introns: 15

Description:
This gene encodes activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM), also known as CD166 (cluster of differentiation 166), which is a member of a subfamily of immunoglobulin receptors with five immunoglobulin-like domains (VVC2C2C2) in the extracellular domain. This protein binds to T-cell differentiation antigene CD6, and is implicated in the processes of cell adhesion and migration. Genetic variance in ALCAM gene is associated with acute chest syndrome (ACS) in patients with sickle cell disease. ACS is a form of acute lung injury caused by vaso-occlusion within the pulmonary microvasculature. Etiologies either trigger vaso-occlusion (e.g., infection, asthma, hypoventilation) or are a result of vaso-occlusion (e.g., bone marrow and fat emboli).

Synonyms: CD166 , MEMD

Comments:
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Publications / Origin

  1. Melton CW, Haynes J, Sickle acute lung injury: role of prevention and early aggressive intervention strategies on outcome., Clin. Chest Med., 27(3), 487-502, vii, 2006
  2. Galarneau G, Coady S, Garrett ME, Jeffries N, Puggal M, Paltoo D, Soldano K, Guasch A, Ashley-Koch AE, Telen MJ, Kutlar A, Lettre G, Papanicolaou GJ, Gene-centric association study of acute chest syndrome and painful crisis in sickle cell disease patients., Blood , 122(3), 434-42, 2013
  3. Verovskaya E, Broekhuis MJ, Zwart E, Ritsema M, van Os R, de Haan G, Bystrykh LV, Heterogeneity of young and aged murine hematopoietic stem cells revealed by quantitative clonal analysis using cellular barcoding., Blood, 122(4), 523-32, 2013
Created on 2019-10-03 12:18:00, Last reviewed on (Show full history)


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