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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.[1] 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."[1] 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.[2]


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. 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.
  2. "MCAM Download." UNMC website, http://app1.unmc.edu/mcam/download_mcam.cfm. Accessed September 7, 2011.

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