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Focal Adhesions MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Focal Adhesions
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.165.285
Unique ID
D022001
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D022001
Scope Note
An anchoring junction of the cell to a non-cellular substrate. It is composed of a specialized area of the plasma membrane where bundles of the ACTIN CYTOSKELETON terminate and attach to the transmembrane linkers, INTEGRINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS.
Entry Term(s)
Adhesion Plaques
Cell-Matrix Adherens Junctions
Focal Contacts
Previous Indexing
Cell Adhesion (1986-2000)
Extracellular Matrix (1986-2000)
See Also
Cell Adhesion
Public MeSH Note
2001
History Note
2001
Date Established
2001/01/01
Date of Entry
2000/06/21
Revision Date
2011/07/01
Focal Adhesions Preferred
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