Adhesion molecules in inflammatory and neoplastic intestinal diseases.

  title={Adhesion molecules in inflammatory and neoplastic intestinal diseases.},
  author={Gitte Pedersen and J Brynskov and Ole Haagen Nielsen and Klaus Bendtzen},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  volume={13 5},
Adhesion molecules participate in a broad variety of biological processes, i.e. tumor progression and inflammation, through their involvement in cell-to-cell interactions and immunoinflammatory cell migration. This review describes the basic properties of adhesion molecules with reference to inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal carcinoma. Accumulating data suggest that adhesion molecules could be pathogenetically pertinent to other gastrointestinal disorders such as celiac disease… CONTINUE READING