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[mass noun] A fibrous protein present in the basal lamina of the epithelia.
- ‘‘Tests showed that in the presence of laminin, the activity of close to 1,000 genes was affected,’ Folberg said.’
- ‘Our group has also successfully demonstrated that the gel mixture of collagen, laminin and fibronectin could offer a suitable growth medium for the regeneration of axons.’
- ‘Fibronectin, laminin, and chondronectin are three structural glycoproteins; these cannot, however, be distinguished by routine histological techniques.’
- ‘Bacterial attachment to inanimate surfaces generally requires that a surface be conditioned by organic deposits, such as collagen, laminin, fibrin, and fibrinogen.’
- ‘Normal cells harbor this receptor, too, but it's usually occupied by the protein laminin.’
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