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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about fibronectin
Q. Anyone can…..let me know…. I know that vomiting and nausea is sure for pregnancy and eager to know how early it can come? Anyone can…..let me know….
A. With both my preg. I started having terrible morning sickness right away, and my pregnancy's were 15 years apart! A Chiropractor suggested liquid Folic Acid and it turned out to be a real life saver for me! I couldn't have worked without it! I used it through both pregnancy's since my OBG's said it was perfectly safe to take.
Q. Could anyone let me know what causes depression? My friend is in a very depressed state, feels sad; a kind of hopelessness and ultimately lost interest in his favorite hobbies too. He doesn’t get required sleep and lacks energy…….he is taking antidepressants …..I am worried to a great extent as I am his very close friend. Could anyone let me know what causes depression?
A. No specific cause is linked to depression. Many factors are involved like genetic, biochemical, environmental & psychological as well. Genetic research has found that the multiple genes act together with other factor to cause it. Generally it’s triggered with some trauma leading to depression, which will be like losing someone close or a difficult relationship.
Q. HOW DO I LET IT OUT OF ME? I BEEN KEEP THINGS INSIDE OF ME N NOW I WANT TO JUST STOP N LET IT OUT WHAT DO I DO??? ITS BEEN A LONG TIME I BEEN ACTING HAPPY BUT REALLY NOT.
A. Have you ever played basketball or just shot baskets?More discussions about fibronectin
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.