Integrin

Definition

noun, plural: integrins

A large group of cell adhesion molecule comprised of two subunits (- and -subunits) that are both essential in promoting cell adhesion (i.e. cell binding to another cell or to an extracellular matrix component)


Supplement

Integrins are heterodimeric glycoprotein that binds a cell to another cell such as a T cell to endothelial cell, or to an extracellular material such as fibronectin. Therefore, integrins are necessary in:


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