matricellular

Definitions

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  • adjective biochemistry Describing extracellular proteins that have a regulatory function in the formation of structural elements in vertebrates

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Examples

  • Mammalian thrombospondins are a group of matricellular proteins of complex spatial structure, which mediate a wide range of intercellular activities, and participate in cell-matrix interactions.

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  • [These] findings support a causal role for induction of the matricellular protein SPARC in mediating podocyte loss, thereby accelerating [kidney] injury. "

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  • [These] findings support a causal role for induction of the matricellular protein SPARC in mediating podocyte loss, thereby accelerating [kidney] injury. "

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