integrin

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integrin

[in′teg·rən]
(cell molecular)
A heterodimeric transmembrane receptor protein of animal cells that binds to components of the extracellular matrix on the outside of a cell and to the cytoskeleton on the inside of the cell, functionally connecting the cell interior to its exterior; in blood cells, integrins are also involved in cell-cell adhesion.
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The best nontarget predictors included Bdnf, Actc1, c-myc single-strand-binding protein, Igfbp-6, and integrin beta4.