Laminins are proteins composed of three subunits referred to as a α-chain, β-chain and γ-chain. They are a major component of the basal lamina that lines the external surface of cell membranes. Its cross-like structure that serves as a foundation for many tissues. Laminins play an important role in cell differentiation, migration, adhesion and also involved in supporting healthy tissue.
Laminin 111 is an important protein during early development of the lining of tissues and organs. Specialized applications that this bioink is suited for include the culture of brain, kidney, liver or intestinal cells. In disease modeling, this bioink is relevant for studying Parkinson’s disease and cancer models.