Definition of Laminin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a class of glycoproteins found in the basement membranes of most animal tissue ¹

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Definition of Laminin

1. a glycoprotein [n -S] - See also: glycoprotein

Medical Definition of Laminin

1. Link proteins of basal lamina, consist of an A chain (400 kD) and two B chains (200 kD). Each subunit contains at least 12 repeats of the EGF like domain. The first laminin studied was from mouse EHS cells, but it is now becoming clear that different forms of laminin occur. In laminin from placenta the A chain is replaced with merosin, in laminin found near the neuromuscular junction the B1 chain is replaced by s laminin (synapse laminin). Laminin induces adhesion and spreading of many cell types and promotes the outgrowth of neurites in culture. (27 Jun 1999)

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Literary usage of Laminin

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1. A History of the Ancient Working People: A History of the Ancient Working by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Jst. Vi > nia: "Seconda Porta I-laminin qux modo appellata s. Valentini, ti nia Via et cimi ad pon 11-m ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Ushkaryov, YA; Petrenko, AG; Geppert, M.; and Südhof, TC Neurexins: Synaptic cell surface proteins related to the a-Latrotoxin receptor and laminin. ..."

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