Definition of integrin in English:
Any of a class of animal transmembrane proteins involved in the adhesion of cells to each other and to their substrate.
- Transmembrane proteins, such as integrins, anchor cells to the substrate.
- Understanding the nature of the interaction between the integrin and cell adhesion molecules can aid in the design of potent therapeutics.
- The elucidation of the fly genome makes it relatively straightforward to generate and study mutations in proteins previously associated with integrins from other systems.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan