REVIEW: Stuck on Fibronectin

Science  08 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5523, pp. 1803c
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5523.1803c

Wound healing, blood clotting, embryo development, and the ability of staph bacteria to stick to your tissues all depend on a large, sprawling protein called fibronectin. An image-rich online review by a biochemist at the American Red Cross describes all facets of the adhesive molecule, from substructures (like the one shown) to experimental evidence for how it interacts with other biomolecules. Another overview of fibronectin can be found at this molecular structures site.

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