Glycoprotein (120 kD) originally defined as the antigen responsible for eliciting antibodies capable of blocking compaction in early mouse embryos (at the morula stage), and inhibiting calcium-dependent aggregation of mouse teratocarcinoma cells. May be the mouse equivalent of LCAM, the chick cell adhesion molecule.

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