Homotrimeric glycoprotein (450 kD) from a granules of platelets, and synthesized by various cell types in culture. Also found in extracellular matrix of cultured endothelial, smooth muscle, and fibroblastic cells. May have autocrine growth-regulatory properties: involved in platelet aggregation.
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Thrombospondins (TSP) are secreted proteins with antiangiogenic abilities. TSP was discovered by Nancy L. Baenziger. ==Types== The thrombospondins (TSP) are a family of multifunctional proteins. The family consists of thrombospondins 1-5 and can be divided into 2 subgroups: A, which contains TSP-1 and -2, and B, which contains TSP-3, -4 and -5 (al...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrombospondin
<cell biology> Homotrimeric glycoprotein (450 kD) from _ granules of platelets and synthesised by various cell types in culture. Also found in extracellular matrix of cultured endothelial, smooth muscle and fibroblastic cells. May have autocrine growth regulatory properties: involved in platelet aggregation. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Thrombospondin: One of a family of glycoproteins (carbohydrates complexed with proteins) that are made in cells, secreted by cells, and incorporated into cells including blood platelets (thrombocytes) from which they take their name. Five distinct forms have been identified; they are termed thrombospondin-1, thrombospondin-2, thrombospondin-3, thro...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12070
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