"Adherens Junctions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Anchoring points where the CYTOSKELETON of neighboring cells are connected to each other. They are composed of specialized areas of the plasma membrane where bundles of the ACTIN CYTOSKELETON attach to the membrane through the transmembrane linkers, CADHERINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to cadherins in the neighboring cell membranes. In sheets of cells, they form into adhesion belts (zonula adherens) that go all the way around a cell.
- Adherens Junctions
- Adherens Junction
- Junction, Adherens
- Junctions, Adherens
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Adherens Junctions" by people in Profiles.
IL-1ß Impacts Vascular Integrity and Lymphatic Function in the Embryonic Omentum. Circ Res. 2022 02 04; 130(3):366-383.
Sphingosine Kinase-1 Is Essential for Maintaining External/Outer Limiting Membrane and Associated Adherens Junctions in the Aging Retina. Mol Neurobiol. 2019 Oct; 56(10):7188-7207.
Novel regenerative peptide TP508 mitigates radiation-induced gastrointestinal damage by activating stem cells and preserving crypt integrity. Lab Invest. 2015 Nov; 95(11):1222-33.