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Intercellular Junctions MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Intercellular Junctions
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.420
Unique ID
D007365
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007365
Scope Note
Direct contact of a cell with a neighboring cell. Most such junctions are too small to be resolved by light microscopy, but they can be visualized by conventional or freeze-fracture electron microscopy, both of which show that the interacting CELL MEMBRANE and often the underlying CYTOPLASM and the intervening EXTRACELLULAR SPACE are highly specialized in these regions. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p792)
Entry Term(s)
Cell Junctions
NLM Classification #
QU 350
Previous Indexing
Cell Membrane (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72(70)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2000/06/22
Intercellular Junctions Preferred
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