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Laminin is a Glycoprotein (Oligosaccharide-Protein) which acts as a binding agent between cell walls. They have been dubbed as the "babysitters" of the cells. Laminin influence the cells' differentiation, movement, adhesion, and cell life. Certain muscular dystrophy have been linked to malfunctions in the laminin (Laminin 211 for all you students of chemistry).

This is what Laminin looks like:

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As you can see laminin look much like crosses. The three sections which combine are composed of a Beta chain, Alpha chain, and Gamma chain (respectively). Each chain has a double OO shaped Collogen IV base which acts as a "hand" grabbing onto a cellular wall. The three chains coil around each other and end at the bottom Herapan Sulfate Binding Domain (the bottom O).

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Which functional groups are present on laminin?

Basal Lamina and glycoproteins are two of the functional groups that are present in laminin. Laminin is an active and biologically important part to both groups.


What is our body tissues made of?

laminin


Where is the word laminin found in the Bible?

the word - laminin - does not appear in the King James version of the Bible, nor in any English language version of the Bible


What holds cells together in tissues?

Laminin


You want to see pictures of laminin molcules?

yes


What it the Cross shaped cell called?

It is called laminin! :)


Where is a diagram of a laminin molecule?

http://www.med.unibs.it/~marchesi/extracellularmatrix.html


What does laminin do to your body?

what dose laminin do for our bodies?It basically holds the cell-structures together, keeping them from falling apart.


How does a lack of laminin disrupt the skin's structure?

just shut up


What does the laminin cell look like?

It looks like a cross of sorts..


Is there any spiritual significance to laminin?

Truthfully no. The most that one can gather from a laminin is the diagram shape is of a cross. I have heard a few sermons and talks of how the laminin is a sign of God or a metaphor for the way Christ holds together the church, the world, or etc. I simply ask that we, as Christians, please leave these instances as merely metaphors. Do not use these in any apologetic conversations as they have no debatable merit.


Have you googled an image of Laminin?

yup. T shaped with blobs on the end. Have you googled integrin?


What causes junctional EB?

The genetic mutations for junctional EB are found in the genes responsible for producing the protein Laminin-5.


Where in the body is laminin made?

Laminin is a glycoprotein (compound where a carbohydrate is covalently linked to a protein), and like other protein molecules, it is synthesized by the DNA in the nucleus of every cell and later moved into the cytoplasm of the cell to be attached to and stored in ribosomes and the endoplasmic reticulum.


Is a laminin cell hereditary?

Laminin is inside everyone. The main proteine and active part in the body of the membrane that holds you together. If it breaks, you will stop living. Just as in the bible it says God holds us all together inside which is proof and since this molecule is shaped as a cross it is more proof. There's a lot that is said in the bible compared to this. It's amazing. (:


What is the cross shaped thing in your body?

Laminin protein work together with other proteins, laminin glyoprotein assist in creating structural building blocks for membranes in every human tissue and some animals. They are the glue (connective tissue) inside of us that holds, uniting force, a tie, one cell, to another cell creating a bond. They are the cheer leaders to promote cell adhesion. If we did not have them in our body we would fall apart.


What is the chemical composition of the matrix in cartilage?

proteoglycans - heaprin sulfate , chondroitin sulfate , keratan sulfate , GAG's Non-proteoglycans - Hyaluronic acid collagen , elastin , fibronectin , laminin


How can you find Laminin for sale?

In the time it took to post here you could have gone to their website & had all you wanted, emptied your wallet & been cheated out of your money.. It is a legal product, available online without a prescription.


How many laminin proteins are there in the human body?

11 genes broken down into 5 alpha (LAMA), 3 beta (LAMB), 3 gamma (LAMC). From them there are multiple different splice isoforms however the only major different forms are alpha3a and alpha3b which use alternate promoters to generate two dramatically different polypeptides. The 11 genes give rise to ~15 different laminin heterotrimers, each comprised one alpha, one beta and one gamma chain with tissue/cell type/developmental stage specific expression patterns. The ~ reflects the fact that while many heterotrimers have been isolated some are not fully characterized and may be artifacts of isolation.


Does the Bible mention laminin?

Look at a picture of Laminin and consider I John 1:1-4 which says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."Ecclesiastes 11:5As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.Jeremiah 1:5"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."Job 10:10-12"Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews? You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit."Although the Bible does not specifically mention Laminin the word, it is more than a coincidence that this incredible protein called Laminim resembles the Cross, synonymous with Jesus Christ. This is no accident. Believe and know God loves you.


What are some seven letter words with 1st letter L and 4th letter I and 5th letter N and 7th letter N?

According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 1 words with the pattern L--IN-N. That is, seven letter words with 1st letter L and 4th letter I and 5th letter N and 7th letter N. In alphabetical order, they are: laminin


What are some seven letter words with 1st letter L and 2nd letter A and 5th letter N and 7th letter N?

According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 1 words with the pattern LA--N-N. That is, seven letter words with 1st letter L and 2nd letter A and 5th letter N and 7th letter N. In alphabetical order, they are: laminin


What are some seven letter words with 1st letter L and 2nd letter A and 3rd letter M and 4th letter I and 6th letter I?

According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 1 words with the pattern LAMI-I-. That is, seven letter words with 1st letter L and 2nd letter A and 3rd letter M and 4th letter I and 6th letter I. In alphabetical order, they are: laminin


What does LMN stand for?

IT MEANS LICK MY NIPPLES.All Acronyms offers:Lithium Meta NiobateLower motor neuronsLamininlateral mammillary nucleilateral mammillary nucleusLineas Aereas Monarcalupus membranous nephropathyBut I'm pretty sure it means Lick My Nuts


What is the tough fibrous protein found in the epidermal cells?

skin's most apical layer is full of keratin the tight jxn's holding the stratified squamous epithelium together use claudin and occludin there are a few more cellular jxn's that use other proteins as well there is type IV collagen laminin and proteoglycans in the basal lamina under the epitheluim then there is LOTS more collagen in the loose and dense connective tissue underneath. hope that helps!