Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EPCAM)

May act as a physical homophilic interaction molecule between intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) in the mucosal epithelium for providing immunological barrier as a first line of defense against mucosal infection. Plays a role in embryonic stem cells proliferation and differentiation.

Up-regulates the saying of FABP5, MYC and cyclins A and E. .