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Any of a group of proteins that are components of intermediate filaments and form the nuclear lamina on the inner surface of the nuclear envelope. They are classified into three types: A, B, and C. Certain lamins are thought to be involved in positioning of chromosomal regions inside the nucleus and control of gene expression, and mutations in lamin genes have been implicated in certain cancers.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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