nidogen

en·tac·tin

(en-tak'tin),
A glycoprotein that binds to laminin and type IV collagen in the basal lamina of the renal glomerulus and is a major cell attachment factor; entactin is a sulfated calcium-binding protein.
Synonym(s): nidogen

nidogen

an adhesive glycoprotein involved in the cell/basal lamina/matrix interface.
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It is made mostly of collagen type IV and glycoproteins, such as laminin and nidogen.
ECM consists of type IV collagen, laminin, heparan sulfate proteoglycan, nidogen, and fibronectin (Nakajima et al.
34 Abbreviations: BBX, bobby sox homolog (Drosophila); WDPCP, WD repeat containing planar cell polarity effector; PITRM1, pitrilysin metallopeptidase 1; RPL6P18, ribosomal protein L6 pseudogene 18; SNEDI, sushi, nidogen and EGF-like domains 1; SORCS, sortilin- related VPStQ domain containing receptor3; TAf2Gf.
Takagi J, Yang Y, Liu JH, Wang JH, Springer TA: Complex between nidogen and laminin fragments reveals a paradigmatic beta-propeller interface.
Uptake and degradation in vivo and in vitro of laminin and nidogen by rat liver cells.
The highest similarity score of the sponge nidogen was found to be with the related mucin sequences, the predicted mucin-4-like polypeptide from Amphimedon queenslandica (XP_003389333.
Mucin-Related Sponge Nidogen Polypeptide Induces Biosilica Gel Formation
For cell--cell interaction genes and genes involved in signal transduction, marked increases occurred in annexin A2 (48-fold), nidogen 1 (50-fold), E-cadherin (11-fold), and [beta]-catenin (7-fold) in arsenic-induced HCC.