Basement membrane: Putting up the barriers

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The basement membrane is a highly organized extracellular matrix with adhesive and barrier functions. Assembly of this matrix uses two types of cell surface receptor, integrins and dystroglycan, to coordinate formation of a polygonal network of laminin, a major basement membrane protein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R242-R244
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 8 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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