Nectin-1 Molecule Synonym Name
Poliovirus receptor-related protein 1 (PVRL1) is also known as Herpes virus entry mediator C (HveC), Herpesvirus Ig-like receptor (HIgR), Nectin-1, CD antigen CD111, PVRL1 / Nectin-1 / CD111 belongs to the nectin family. PVRL1 / Nectin-1 is a membrane protein with three extracellular immunoglobulin domains, a single transmembrane helix and a cytoplasmic tail. The protein can mediate Ca2+-independent cellular adhesion further characterizing it as IgSF cell adhesion molecule (IgSF CAM). PVRL1 is adhesion molecule found in a wide range of tissues. PVRL1 / Nectin-1 promotes cell-cell contacts by forming homophilic or heterophilic trans-dimers. Heterophilic interactions have been detected between PVRL1/nectin-1 and PVRL3/nectin-3 and between PVRL1/nectin-1 and PVRL4/nectin-4.