Definition: A family of cell membrane glycoproteins that are heterodimers composed of a- and ß-chain subunits. They serve as extracellular matrix glycoprotein receptors involved in cell adhesion, the mediation of adhesion of neutrophils to endothelial cells.
[L. integer, whole, intact, fr. in- + tango, to touch + -in]
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