name: thrombospondin complex
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def: "A homotrimeric or homopentameric glycoprotein that functions at the interface of the cell membrane and the extracellular matrix through its interactions with proteins and proteoglycans, such as collagens, integrins and fibronectin, to regulate matrix structure and cellular behaviour." [GOC:bhm, PMID:18193164]
is_a: GO:0032991 ! protein-containing complex
relationship: part_of: GO:0031012 ! extracellular matrix
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