Meaning of laminin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlamɪnɪn/


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A fibrous protein present in the basal lamina of the epithelia.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Tests showed that in the presence of laminin, the activity of close to 1,000 genes was affected,’ Folberg said.’
    • ‘Fibronectin, laminin, and chondronectin are three structural glycoproteins; these cannot, however, be distinguished by routine histological techniques.’