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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Extracellular matrix components such as fibronectin and matrix metalloproteinases also play a crucial role during development especially in developing cell to cell junctions. The parasympathetic nerve supply aids in normal development of the salivary glands.
A decreased mucous layer, degeneration of the cell junctions and increased number of microvilli (32) were observed in the SEM observations of IC patients.
ZO-1 was observed uniformly in the epithelial cell junctions of both Tric-/- and WT ES.
The choline-geranic acid formulation also was shown to be adept at penetrating two final barriers - the layer of mucus lining the intestine and the tight cell junctions of the intestine wall, through which large-molecule drugs such as insulin cannot easily pass.
Seebach, "Actin filament dynamics and endothelial cell junctions: the Ying and Yang between stabilization and motion," Cell and Tissue Research, vol.
The study of the transcriptome (at both doses) showed that CBZ alters all types of junctions: tight junctions (Sertoli cellSertoli cell junctions) and gap junctions (Sertoli cell-germinal cell junctions) from D7.
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.
There is evidence that some HAART regimens, such as those including zidovudine, efavirenz and protease inhibitors, interrupt endothelial cell junctions and cytoskeleton action of the endothelial cells leading to endothelial dysfunction.
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.