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Definition: a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored membrane protein present in tissues derived from all three germ layers during embryogenesis and adult colon epithelial cells; facilitates calcium-independent adhesion during embryogenesis; expressed in most colon carcinomas and other carcinomas.

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