Functional sites in the laminin alpha chains.

  title={Functional sites in the laminin alpha chains.},
  author={Nobuharu Suzuki and Fumiharu Yokoyama and Motoyoshi Nomizu},
  journal={Connective tissue research},
  volume={46 3},
Laminins, heterotrimers composed of alpha, beta, and gamma chains, are multifunctional glycoproteins present in basement membranes. Laminins, the most important component of basement membranes during basement membrane assembly in early development, are involved in various biological activities such as cell adhesion, migration, growth, differentiation, tumor metastasis, and angiogenesis. Fully 15 laminin isoforms have been identified and are tissue- and/or developmental stage-specifically… CONTINUE READING
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