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Multiadhesive Glycoproteins
(MAGs)
Proteins in the ECM
Can act as hormones, antibodies, enzymes
Can bind to other ECM molecules
Integrins
Transmembrane linker proteins that bind MAGs

Connects the cell to ECM
Laminin
Glycoprotein that helps adhere the cell to the basal lamina and external lamina

Binds to Collegen, GAGs, MAGs, and Integrins
MMPS

TIMPS
Cleave all proteins found in ECM

Inhibit MMPS
ECM Components
Fibers - Collegen, Elastic, Reticular

Ground Substance - PG's, MAGs, GAGs

Water, Ions