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  • n. A protein of the pexin family, an abundant glycoprotein that promotes cell adhesion and spreading, inhibits the membrane-damaging effect of the terminal cytolytic complement pathway, and binds to several serpin serine protease inhibitors.


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  • They found that the best polymers contained a high percentage of acrylates, a common ingredient in plastics, and were coated with a protein called vitronectin, which encourages cells to attach to surfaces. - latest science and technology news stories

  • TGF-β1 also regulates the behaviour of keratinocytes by inducing the expression of various ECM proteins such as tenascin, thrombospondin, fibronectin, vitronectin, collagen and several proteoglycans etc.

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  • Biotin-peptides (50 µg. mL − 1) were incubated on microtitration wells, coated with 1 µg of type-I collagen, convulxin, collagen related peptides, bovine fibrinogen, human fibronectin, rat vitronectin, murine laminin or bovine serum albumin.

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  • D: B-collagelin (50 µg. mL − 1, black) or B-Pc (gray) were incubated with immobilized collagen I or III, CRP, fibrinogen, fibronectin, vitronectin and laminin in microtitration plates, and detected as above.

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  • IL-4, IL-10 and IL-13: consequences on cell adhesion to vitronectin and fibrinogen.

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  • Dr. Ernst Lengyel and colleagues at The University of Chicago have discovered that vitronectin receptor (αvβ3-integrin) expression significantly improved ovarian cancer patient prognosis.

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  • IaI heavy chains contain von Willebrand A domains that can bind the arginine-glycine-aspartate domain of vitronectin.

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  • We conclude that IaI interacts not only with hyaluronan, as previously reported, but also other ECM components like vitronectin and is an important regulator of cellular repair after injury.

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  • We therefore hypothesized that IaI can bind vitronectin and promote vitronectin-induced epithelial repair after injury.

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  • The interaction of uPAR with vitronectin induces strong cell adhesion

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