fibronectin


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Related to fibronectin: Fetal fibronectin, fetal fibronectin test, Vitronectin

fibronectin

 [fi″bro-nek´tin]
an adhesive glycoprotein: one form circulates in plasma and acts as an opsonin, and another is a cell-surface protein that mediates cellular adhesive interactions.

fibronectin

/fi·bro·nec·tin/ (-nek´tin) an adhesive glycoprotein: one form circulates in plasma and acts as an opsonin; another is a cell-surface protein that mediates cellular adhesive interactions.

fibronectin

(fī′brə-nĕk′tn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins that are found especially in blood plasma and in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue and that play a role in cellular adhesion, embryonic differentiation, phagocytosis, and blood clotting.

FN1

A gene on chromosome 2q34 that encodes fibronectin, a glycoprotein present as a soluble dimer in plasma, and as a dimer or multimer on cell surfaces and in extracellular matrices. It plays central roles in cell adhesion and motility as required in embryogenesis, wound healing, blood coagulation, opsonisation, host defence, maintenance of cell shape and metastasis. It binds to collagen, fibrin, heparin, DNA and actin.

fi·bro·nec·tin

(fī'brō-nek'tin)
Any of various glycoproteins found on cell membranes and in blood and other body fluids; thought to function as adhesive ligandlike molecules. Possible roles in other processes include transformation to malignancy. Deficiency of fibronectin is associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
[L. fibra, fiber, + nexus, interconnection]

fibronectin

an adhesive glycoprotein; one form circulates in plasma, acting as an opsonin, another is a cell-surface protein which mediates cellular adhesive interactions.

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W]: 80 kD) and human plasma fibronectin were obtained from Sigma Aldrich (Saint Louis, MO) as well as all reagents used in functionalization.
4, the fibronectin, a major ECM component in interstitial fibrosis, was increased in NRK49F cells treated with TGF-[beta]l when compared to control.
1 don't think Partus is a good test, I don't think fibronectin is a good test.
DaltonA, Effects of polystyrene surface chemistry on the biological activity of solid phase fibronectin and vitronectin analyzed with monoclonal antibodies, J Cell Sci, 104,793-803, (1993)
For more information about the foetal fibronectin test, contact Innermost Secrets on 0345 230 3386 or visit www.
The FullTerm Test detects the presence of a fetal protein, fetal fibronectin, in the cervico-vaginal discharge of pregnant women.
Several research groups have reported TLR reactions to products of mammalian cells: molecules called heat-shock proteins and specific fragments of the blood-clotting protein fibronectin.
While so many prenatal tests are designed to reach a diagnosis or lead doctors to conduct additional tests, the aim of the fetal fibronectin test (fFN) is to determine which patients are not likely to have a preterm delivery.
For example, products that include hyaluronic acid and fibronectin, which have been used in utero to heal babies with cleft palate, are now available on the wound care market.