Human amnion contains a novel laminin variant, laminin 7, which like laminin 6, covalently associates with laminin 5 to promote stable epithelial-stromal attachment

M F Champliaud, G P Lunstrum, P Rousselle, T Nishiyama, D R Keene, R E Burgeson.

J Cell Biol, 1996

This article describes examination of laminin 5 (laminin-332) in amnion tissue, and show potential interaction with laminin-6 (311) and a new variant laminin-7 (321). Amniotic epithelial basement membrane is suggested to be similar with that of skin.