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Laminin

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noun

A trimeric glycoprotein comprised of an alpha-chain (about 400 kD) and two beta-chains (200 kD) (or an alpha-, beta- and gamma-chains), located in the basal lamina of connective tissues.


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Laminin was first studied from mouse EHS cells. Later, various forms of laminin were found.

Laminins are involved in many important biological processes such as cell differentiation, migration and adhesion.


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nuclear lamina

... can refer to more than one structure. see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamina lamins: intermediate filaments that make up the nuclear lamina laminin: protein that makes up the basal lamina of epithelial tissues.

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by MrMistery
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:00 pm
 
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nuclear lamina

hi, i am confused with the word lumen, lamina, lamins and laminin etc. can anyone explain please?

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by gumshoes_15
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:07 am
 
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Lamina - Function?

... quite. the nuclear lamina has a main function of maintaing the shape of the nucleus. it is composed of an intermediate cytoskeletal protein named laminin.

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by MrMistery
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:17 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

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by Nadas Moksha
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