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  • noun

Synonyms for lamina

a thin outer covering of an object

Words related to lamina

a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)

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While studying the basal lamina, BioStratum's collaborating researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that laminin-5 is involved in the migration of most epithelial cells as well as epithelial cell derived cancers.
Each consists of a single layer of endothelial cells and their basal lamina.
Laminins are a group of high molecular weight glycoproteins that help with the formation of the basal lamina (or basement membrane), which is a type of extracellular matrix.
Although in some areas, these interstitial Cajal-like cells were observed to have basal lamina like homogenous and noncontinuous extracellular substance deposition, it was realized that these cells generally do not have a distinct basal lamina similar with the fibroblasts (Fig.
Normal dystroglycan is modified with a unique sugar chain that allows the protein to "glue" muscle membranes to the basal lamina -- a tough layer of extracellular proteins.
multispinata consists of a spongy acellular bone tissue and thin basal lamina, but our new taxon has flattened bone cell lacunae forming the lamellar structure of basal plates.
To determine thickness of the OE, a volume per unit area of basal lamina (cubic micrometers per square micrometer) was then calculated using the following formula for arithmetic mean thickness ([tau]):