cell junction

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cell junction

[′sel ¦jəŋk·shen]
(cell and molecular biology)
A specialized site on a cell at which it is attached to another cell or to the extracellular matrix.
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Understanding these cell junctions will be important for future biotechnology applications.
Consistent with this study, cadmium causes slight fragmentation of Setoli cell junctions in the absence of edema or necrosis of testicular tissues in rat at 3 mg/kg (17).
The key factor is the effect that it has on desmosomes, which are specialized cell junctions playing a pivotal role in the attachment of cells to each other.
In addition to increasing the efflux of chloride ions through a protein channel called CFTR, it weakens cell junctions to allow a rapid outflow of counterbalancing sodium ions and water between the cells.
Tumor cells usually contain intermediate filaments, have cell junctions, and may contain glycogen, dense core granules, and neurotubles.
Cdc42 is crucial for the maturation of primordial cell junctions in keratinocytes independent of Racl.
Those with the DNA variant suffer a buildup of glutamate at nerve cell junctions.
INDIAN NEUROSCIENTISTS have discovered details of defects in brain cell junctions that cause the debilitating emotional symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome ( FXS).
In addition, D-penicillamine binding constant is high enough that transfer of toxic minerals at cell junctions does not occur.
Ordinarily, glutamate is quickly released from its receptor sites and removed from these nerve cell junctions.
The individual tumor cells possessed several primitive cell junctions.