Integrin subunit expression by human osteoblasts and osteoclasts in situ and in culture.


The extracellular matrix may be considered as an insoluble local mediator which plays an important role in regulating cell function. Communication between the cell and its matrix occurs via the integrins, a family of transmembrane proteins composed of non-covalently linked alpha and beta subunits. The aim of this study was to establish which integrins are… (More)


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