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Integrin alpha6beta4

"Integrin alpha6beta4" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

This intrgrin is a key component of HEMIDESMOSOMES and is required for their formation and maintenance in epithelial cells. Integrin alpha6beta4 is also found on thymocytes, fibroblasts, and Schwann cells, where it functions as a laminin receptor (RECEPTORS, LAMININ) and is involved in wound healing, cell migration, and tumor invasiveness.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Integrin alpha6beta4" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Integrin alpha6beta4" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 28 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1997 and 2012
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