The CEA family: a system in transitional evolution?

The CEA family consists of two structurally and functionally distinct sub-groups; the group including CEA, NCA and CGM-6 which are cell surface-bound by phosphatidyl-inositol (PI) linkages, and the group of BGP splice variants which have trans-membrane and cytoplasmic domains. Although all CEA family members mediate intercellular adhesion in vitro, the PI… CONTINUE READING