This observation implies that LaNts influence laminins.
Infer is to draw a consequence from, whereas imply is actively laying it out.
To use infer in the phrase above you would say, “We may infer from this observation that LaNts influence laminins”
E.g. vs i.e.
Laminins are the one of the most important protein families e.g. laminins regulate differentiation and tissue integrity.
Collagens define tissue architecture e.g. they provide shape to a tissue.