fibronectin


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fibronectin

[′fī·brə′nek·tən]
(biochemistry)
A type of large glycoprotein that is found on the surface of cells and mediates cellular adhesion, control of cell shape, and cell migration.
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Compared with the control group, there were more and larger golden nodules containing a trabecula-like structure in the conditioned groups, especially in the group with a fibronectin concentration of 40 [micro]g/mL (Figure 6).
To date, the genetic background of fibronectin glomerulopathy has been unclear.
Further, fibronectin stimulates the translocation of IRF5 from the cytoplasm into the nucleus.
They demonstrated a strong link between b1-integrin, fibronectin and muscle stem cell regeneration.
There were two parts to the investigational screening protocol: collection of a fetal fibronectin swab at three gestational time points and transvaginal ultrasound to measure cervical length at time of the second and third fibronectin measurement.
It was reported that aortic TGF-[beta] accumulation may be related to the age-associated increase in aortic fibronectin and collagen [24, 25] and that the expression of TGF-[beta] and fibronectin are both regulated by Ang II [26].
The preterm prediction study: fetal fibronectin testing and spontaneous preterm birth.
The goal of this study is to determine the affinity of [alpha]5[beta]1 integrins on NIH/3T3 fibroblasts for fibronectin adsorbed onto functionalized electrospun PCL scaffolds.
Fibronectin (FN) includes several variant proteins, each produced by alternative splicing of a single gene.
PS supplementation reduced the binding of PC-3 cells to laminin by 15-38% and fibronectin by 23% while cholesterol increased binding to type IV collagen by 36%.
The live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis can thus adhere to the newly exposed fibronectin and undergo endocytosis resulting into a massive release of cytokines, chemokines and leads to activation of natural killer cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes.
The eukaryotic protein fibronectin (Fn) is a common target for bacterial pathogens; including staphylococcal and streptococcal species important in causing common infections.