This heparin-binding peptide is derived from vitronectin (367-378). Vitronectin is a glycoprotein found in monomer form in the blood and oligomer form in the extraceullular matrix. This peptide has been shown to promote the adhesion and undifferentiated growth of human pluripotent stem cells.
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