A 180 kD protein isolated from chick serum that specifically favours attachment of chondrocytes to Type II collagen if present with the appropriate cartilage proteoglycan.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Chondronectin — is a cartilage matrix protein that specifically mediates the attachment of chondrocytes to type II collagen.[1] References ^ Carsons, S; Horn, VJ (1988). Chondronectin in human synovial fluid . Annals of the rheumatic diseases 47 (10): 797–800.… …   Wikipedia

  • chondronectin — A glycoprotein of cartilage matrix that mediates the adhesion of chondrocytes to type II collagen. [chondro + L. necto, to bind, + in] …   Medical dictionary

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