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Adherens Junctions MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Adherens Junctions
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.420.020
Unique ID
D022005
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D022005
Scope Note
Anchoring points where the CYTOSKELETON of neighboring cells are connected to each other. They are composed of specialized areas of the plasma membrane where bundles of the ACTIN CYTOSKELETON attach to the membrane through the transmembrane linkers, CADHERINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to cadherins in the neighboring cell membranes. In sheets of cells, they form into adhesion belts (zonula adherens) that go all the way around a cell.
Entry Term(s)
Zonula Adherens
Previous Indexing
Intercellular Junctions (1984-2000)
Public MeSH Note
2001
History Note
2001
Date Established
2001/01/01
Date of Entry
2000/06/21
Revision Date
2011/07/01
Adherens Junctions Preferred
Zonula Adherens Related
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