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- n. Plural form of thrombospondin.
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Monk R, Taylor AL, Ozbek S, Fascetti N, et al. (2003) Characterisation of Drosophila thrombospondin defines an early origin of pentameric thrombospondins.
Group A, consisting of thrombospondins TSP-1 and TSP-2 in humans, also exists in invertebrates, and appeared prior to the development of the clotting and fibrinolytic systems of proteins, indicating their essentiality
Bornstein P, Agah A, Kyriakides TR (2004) The role of thrombospondins 1 and 2 in the regulation of cell-matrix interactions, collagen fibril formation, and the response to injury.
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.