The corneal epithelial basement membrane: structure, function, and disease.
Cleveland, United States. In Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, Sep 2013
Basement membranes are composed of a diverse assemblage of extracellular molecules, some of which are likely specific to the tissue where they function; but in general they are composed of four primary components--collagens, laminins, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, and nidogens--in addition to other components such as thrombospondin-1, matrilin-2, and matrilin-4 and even fibronectin in some BM.
Prediction of preterm birth.
Malta. In Minerva Ginecol, Jun 2013
Among these methods are risk scoring systems, cervical/vaginal screening for fetal fibronectin, cervical assessment by ultrasonography, uterine activity monitoring, biomarkers such as endocrine factors, cytokines and enzymes, fetal DNA and genetic polymorphism.
P2X4 receptors and neuropathic pain.
Fukuoka, Japan. In Front Cell Neurosci, Dec 2012
Those include the CC chemokine CCL21 derived from damaged neurons, the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin in the spinal cord, and the transcription factor interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) expressed in microglia.
Unanchoring integrins in focal adhesions.
More papers using
In Nat Cell Biol, Oct 2012
A detailed analysis of integrin dynamics now indicates that focal-adhesion-associated integrins constantly switch between active and immobilized, and unbound and free-diffusing states, with different fibronectin-binding integrin heterodimers showing distinct focal-adhesion dynamics.
Optical tweezers for single cells
In Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2007
... For experiments, cells were plated on glass coverslips coated with human plasma fibronectin (Milipore Corp.) at various dilutions ... Rac and Rap GTPase activation assays.
In PLoS ONE, 2006
... Cytocholasin B (1 µg/ml), nocodazole (10 nM), MTT (0.5 mg/ml), DAPI (1 µg/ml), PMA (100 ng/ml), fibronectin (10 µg/ml), human placenta collagen type VI (10 µg/ml) and rhodamine phalloidin were from Sigma Aldrich (St ... Efficient expression system of human recombinant laminin-5.
In PLoS ONE, 2001
... from EPITOMICS; Affinity purified rabbit anti-rat IgG from Vector Laboratories (Burlingame, CA); Purified human plasma fibronectin from Millipore; rat tail type I collagen from BD Transduction Laboratories; 3,3′-dithiobis[sulfosuccinimidylpropionate] (DTSSP) cross-linker from Thermo Scientific (Rockford, IL); and, Alexa ... Cell senescence and cancer
In International Journal of Oral Science, 2000
... Glostrup, Denmark), anti-laminin 1 (1∶60; Sigma Chemical Co.), anti-laminin 5 (1∶300; Chemicon International, Temecula, CA, USA) and anti-fibronectin (1∶400; Dako S/A) ...