junctional complex


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junctional complex

[′jəŋk·shən·əl ¦käm‚pleks]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any specialized area of intercellular adhesion.
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Both of the ciliated and nonciliated cells are attached to neighboring cells by a junctional complex composed of three different components, including the segmented or incomplete tight junction between adjacent nonciliated cells (Suzuki and Nagano, 1978).
The Serteli-spermatid junctional complex adhesion strength is affected in vitro by Adjudin," Journal of Andrology 27(6): 790-794.
Cingulin, paracingulin, and PLEKHA7: signaling and cytoskeletal adaptors at the apical junctional complex