Integrin

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Integrin are a family of transmembrane proteins present on cell surfaces that enable cells to make and break attachments to the extracellular matrix , allowing them to crawl through a tissue[1]. The proteins are of two types; alpha or beta.

References

  1. Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter 2014, Essential Cell Biology, 4th edn, Garland Science, New York.

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