Laminins are proteins composed of three subunits — α-chain, β-chain and γ-chain. They are a major component of the basal lamina lining a cell membrane’s external surface. Its cross-like structure serves as the foundation for many tissues. Laminins play an important role in cell differentiation, migration, adhesion and the support of healthy tissue.
CELLINK LAMININK 521 supports different tissues types, including pluripotent and embryonic stem cells. Laminin 521 induces self-renewal of these cells. Laminin 521 supports many cell types, including cells from pancreas, vascular, nervous and muscular systems. The bioink can be used as a base material for specialized cells including hepatocytes, cardiomyocytes and neurons.