Compartmentalization in membrane rafts defines a pool of N-cadherin associated with catenins and not engaged in cell-cell junctions in melanoma cells.


Melanoma progression is associated with changes in adhesion receptor expression, in particular upregulation of N-cadherin which promotes melanoma cell survival and invasion. Plasma membrane lipid rafts contribute to the compartmentalization of signaling complexes thereby regulating their function, but how they may affect the properties of adhesion molecules… (More)


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