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Integrin

Definition
noun, plural: integrins
A large group of cell adhesion molecule comprised of two subunits (- and -subunits) that are both essential in promoting cell adhesion (i.e. cell binding to another cell or to an extracellular matrix component)
Supplement
Integrins are heterodimeric glycoprotein that binds a cell to another cell such as a T cell to endothelial cell, or to an extracellular material such as fibronectin. Therefore, integrins are necessary in:

See also:

  • cell adhesion
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