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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Regulation of cell junction dynamics by cytokines in the testis: A molecular and biochemical perspective.
Malignant cells exhibit numerous anomalies in cell and its membrane which includes high aerobic lactate production, abnormal plasma membrane transport, and reduced number of cell junctions and appearance of new antigens.
65] who clarified that rapamycin, a specific mTOR inhibitor, damaged cell junctions and subsequent tubule formation, facilitating inflammatory cell TEM.
Understanding these cell junctions will be important for future biotechnology applications.
Malignant cells show numerous anomalies in cell and its membrane, which include high aerobic lactate production, abnormal plasma membrane transport, reduced number of cell junctions, and appearance of new antigens.
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).
On electron microscopy, ceruminous gland adenoma showed apocrine caps, microvilli, cell junctions, secretory granules, vacuoles, lipid droplets and siderosomes, the characteristic ultrastructural features of apocrine glands.