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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.

[fibro- + Latin nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots + -in.]
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a glycoprotein which plays a major role in cell growth
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Reduced levels of the epithelial marker (E-cadherin) and increased levels of the mesenchymal markers (N-cadherin and Fibronectin) are important characteristics of EMT.
The addition of fetal fibronectin added nothing to the predictive value of the cervical measurement, Dr.
Normal fibroblasts form a meshwork of fibronectin that helps support cells.
Hexapeptide-3 has been shown to mimic the beneficial effects of fibronectin to promote matrix remodeling and repair.
Collection for fFN was with commercial specimen collection kit for fFN, containing 1ml fFN extraction buffer (Fetal Fibronectin Enzyme Immunoassay or Rapid fFN; Hologic Inc., Marlborough, USA).
The PCR primers were as follows: human fibronectin: forward 5'-GAT AAA TCA ACA GTG GGA GC-3', reverse 5'-CCC AGA TCA TGG AGT CTT TA-3'; human collagen IV: forward 5'-AGA GTC AGC ATC GGC TAC CT-3', reverse 5'-AGG AAG GGC ATG GTG CTG AA-3'; human laminin: forward 5'-CTA AGC TGG CTC CCG ATG-3', reverse 5'CAG GAA GAG CAG CAG AAC CT-3'; human GAPDH: forward 5'-TGT TCG ACA GTC AGC CGC AT-3'; reverse 5'-ACT CCG ACC TTC ACC TTC CC-3'.ttethermocycling conditions were 3 min at 94[degrees] C to activate the iTaq DNA polymerase, 39 cycles of 20 s each, 94[degrees]C for denaturation, 20 s at 61[degrees]C for annealing, and 20 s at 72[degrees]C for extension.
Fibronectin has been shown to play a major role in many types of cell adhesion [12].
The Company has established a number of R&D relationships with companies in the biotech and Pharma field and has received a Phase I and II from the National Science Foundation for its platform technology for the development of Antibody Mimics based upon the Fibronectin Module 14 human scaffold.
A variety of proteins, including fibronectin, laminin, fibrilin, tenascin, vitronectin, osteonectin is involved in cellular adhesion to the ECM.
During liver fibrogenesis, liver injury is characterized by the accumulation of fibrillar collagen and various extracellular matrix proteins, including glycoproteins such as laminin, fibronectin, and hyaluronic acid.
The liquid format, a follow-up to the lyophilized version developed in 1995, is a recombinant human fibronectin fragment manufactured as a quality-assured product, according to relevant guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice.