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Any of a family of glycoproteins that are components of the basement membrane and mediate cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, and adhesion.

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(Biochemistry) biochem a glycoprotein in animal tissue that is important in binding together the molecules which form the extracellular matrix
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Hunter, "Retinal pigment epithelial cells synthesize laminins, including laminin 5, and adhere to them through [alpha]3- and [alpha]6-containing integrins," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol.
It stimulates 6 major constituents of the skin; namely, collagen I, III, and IV, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and laminin 5. These assist in rebuilding the skin from within.
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Cackowski et al., "Up-regulation of angiopoietin-2, matrix metalloprotease-2, membrane type 1 metalloprotease, and laminin 5 gamma 2 correlates with the invasiveness of human glioma," The American Journal of Pathology, vol.