The laminins.

  title={The laminins.},
  author={Katherine M. Malinda and Hynda K. Kleinman},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  volume={28 9},
The laminins are a family of extracellular matrix glycoproteins localized in the basement membrane that separates epithelial cells from the underlying stroma. They are also found in basement membrane surrounding fat, muscle and peripheral nerve cells. The laminins are large trimeric glycoproteins comprising three disulphide-bonded chains. They are the first extracellular matrix molecules to be observed in the developing embryo and have potent biological activities. In addition, there have been… CONTINUE READING


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