Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A glycoprotein with several variants that occurs especially in plasma and in soft connective tissue and that plays roles in cellular adhesion, embryonic cellular differentiation, phagocytosis, and the aggregation of platelets in blood clotting.

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  • noun biochemistry An adhesive blood glycoprotein that has several cellular functions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[fibro– + Latin nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots + –in.]

Examples

  • There is also one other test out there called a fibronectin tests.

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  • The extracellular matrix is a complex mixture containing proteins such as fibronectin and collagen that provide structural support to cells and traction for cell movement.

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  • [26], [27], and other factors such as fibronectin and lysyl oxidases

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  • Testing for the presence of fetal fibronectin may help if a woman is at risk for preterm delivery.

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  • The mean square displacement of these cells compared to the fibronectin movement scales with time, indicating that cells exhibit a 'random walk'-like diffusive behaviour, with the diffusion of cells relative to the fibronectin following a posterior-to-anterior back-to-front gradient.

    Randomly growing an embryo. It can work. - The Panda's Thumb

  • The mean square displacement of these cells compared to the fibronectin movement scales with time, indicating that cells exhibit a 'random walk'-like diffusive behaviour, with the diffusion of cells relative to the fibronectin following a posterior-to-anterior back-to-front gradient.

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  • The environment in this case is the extracellular matrix, or ECM, as indicated by one of its components, fibronectin.

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  • The mean square displacement of these cells compared to the fibronectin movement scales with time, indicating that cells exhibit a 'random walk'-like diffusive behaviour, with the diffusion of cells relative to the fibronectin following a posterior-to-anterior back-to-front gradient.

    The Panda's Thumb: August 2010 Archives

  • The environment in this case is the extracellular matrix, or ECM, as indicated by one of its components, fibronectin.

    Randomly growing an embryo. It can work. - The Panda's Thumb

  • The mean square displacement of these cells compared to the fibronectin movement scales with time, indicating that cells exhibit a 'random walk'-like diffusive behaviour, with the diffusion of cells relative to the fibronectin following a posterior-to-anterior back-to-front gradient.

    The Panda's Thumb: Steve Matheson Archives

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