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Laminin

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Definition

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.


Supplement

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.