Talk:Cell adhesion molecule

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Merger[edit]

Proposed incorporation of soluble cell adhesion molecules into this article, perhaps under a heading of Diseases Associated With CAM's; this would also incorporate the current "Neurological Diseases Associated With CAM's" section. If no-one seriously objects, I'll merge the article within a week or two, although with some rewording. --Liveste 05:45, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Because of the atherosclerosis connections, current research, potential continued advance in biomarkers and remedial therapies, an additional expandable, more specific article space seems desirable. So I do object.--TheNautilus 13:53, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
My primary objection to the articles in their current state is that they both have similar titles. However, if "soluble cell adhesion molecules" is the predominant term for the biomarker in atherosclerosis research and treatment (I haven't heard of this term being used in biochemistry), then I will have no further objection to the two articles remaining separate. If this is the case, then I might clean-up the soluble cell adhesion molecules article a bit, to further distinguish the two. Cheers. – Liveste 12:53, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
I've partly cleaned up the intro to Soluble cell adhesion molecules, which was a bit technical and lacking in context. There's a deal of scope for expansion on the biomarker role - for instance, a very big literature in relation to cardiovascular risk [1], so the term looks well mainstream in this context.
But be very wary of it turning into a coatrack that's more about orthomolecular therapy than soluble cell adhesion molecules; I notice out of the huge literature on them - see Google Scholar - it's already homing in on papers about fish oil and vitamin C. Gordonofcartoon 02:17, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

ICAM[edit]

I think ICAM means intercellular cell adhesion molecule and not intracellular cell adhesion molecule. Could someone with a bit more relevant knowledge confirm or refute this! (a qucik Google search produced more results for intercellular...) Kalambaki2 22:02, 20 August 2007 (UTC) Never mind, I fixed it! (as I realised I was correct after pressing on ICAM-1. Kalambaki2 22:05, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Integrins - calcium dependent or no ?[edit]

Integrins are listed in the info Box at the bottom as Calcium-independent. In the list on this page, however they're under the heading "calcium dependent". One or the other appears to be wrong... Sean Heron (talk) 14:56, 15 June 2011 (UTC)