"Focal Adhesions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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An anchoring junction of the cell to a non-cellular substrate. It is composed of a specialized area of the plasma membrane where bundles of the ACTIN CYTOSKELETON terminate and attach to the transmembrane linkers, INTEGRINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS.
- Focal Adhesions
- Adhesion, Focal
- Adhesions, Focal
- Focal Adhesion
- Focal Contacts
- Contact, Focal
- Contacts, Focal
- Focal Contact
- Adhesion Plaques
- Adhesion Plaque
- Plaque, Adhesion
- Plaques, Adhesion
- Cell-Matrix Adherens Junctions
- Adherens Junction, Cell-Matrix
- Adherens Junctions, Cell-Matrix
- Cell Matrix Adherens Junctions
- Cell-Matrix Adherens Junction
- Junction, Cell-Matrix Adherens
- Junctions, Cell-Matrix Adherens
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