integrin

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integrin

(ĭn′tə-grĭn)
n.
Any of a group of transmembrane proteins that bind to certain molecules in the extracellular matrix or on the surface of other cells. They are involved in cell adhesion and motility and in the transmission of signals across the plasma membrane.
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integrin

a receptor PROTEIN allowing cells to bind to and respond to the EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. Integrins are members of a large family of cell adhesion receptors involved in cell-extracellular matrix and cell-cell interactions. see ANOIKIS.
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