The protein encoded by this gene is an endothelial cell adhesion molecule that interacts preferentially with the leukocyte beta7 integrin LPAM-1 (alpha4beta7), L-selectin, and VLA-4 (alpha4beta1) on myeloid cells to direct leukocytes into mucosal and inflamed tissues. It is a member of the immunoglobulin family and is similar to ICAM1 and VCAM1. At least seven alternatively spliced transcripts encoding different protein isoforms have been found for this gene, but the full-length nature of some variants has not been determined.
Protein Aliases: hMAdCAM-1; MAdCAM-1; Mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule 1; mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1
Gene Aliases: MACAM1; MADCAM1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q13477
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 8174