Katherine Wojciechowski

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Fibronectins are high molecular mass glycoproteins that circulate as soluble molecules in the blood, and are also found in an insoluble, multimeric form in extracellular matrices throughout the body. Soluble fibronectins are polymerized into insoluble extracellular matrix (ECM) fibrils via a cell-dependent process. Recent studies indicate that the(More)
Vitronectin (VN) is one of the primary adhesive proteins in serum and serves to promote the attachment and spreading of a wide variety of cell types to tissue culture plastic. In this study, the pGEX2t expression vector was used to express full-length human VN as a GST-tagged fusion protein in Escherichia coli. GST/VN production was induced with IPTG and(More)
Fibronectin is a principal component of the extracellular matrix. Soluble fibronectin molecules are assembled into the extracellular matrix as insoluble, fibrillar strands via a cell-dependent process. In turn, the interaction of cells with the extracellular matrix form of fibronectin stimulates cell functions critical for tissue repair. Cross-talk between(More)
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