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The Mammalian Cell Adhesion Molecule (MCAM) Database is a free online database of cell adhesion molecules (CAM) from mice, humans, and rats, developed by the Laboratory of Tumor Microenvironment at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, NE. The website describes how the data about adhesion molecules was "collected mainly from Gene Ontology (GO) and Gene (NCBI) database and cross referenced with SwissProt database." Users can download the database in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, or as FASTA Files. The FASTA versions of the data can be used "for stand-alone BLAST" searches.
The MCAM Search section on the UNMC website allows users to search the MCAM database through the following forms:
- Search by Gene Symbol (drop-down list or enter in search form)
- Search by Gene Name (enter either partial or full gene name)
- Enter Database Source and ID (select database via drop-down list, enter ID in search form)
- Select Superfamily Classification and Gene Symbol (drop-down lists)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "About Mammalian Cell Adhesion Molecule (MCAM) Database." UNMC website, http://www.unmc.edu/pathology/about_mcam.htm. Accessed September 7, 2011.
- ↑ "MCAM Download." UNMC website, http://app1.unmc.edu/mcam/download_mcam.cfm. Accessed September 7, 2011.