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Adherens Junction

  • actin microfilaments anchor the plaque that occurs under the membrane of each cell
  • plaques not as dense also occur as hemi-form
  • heart muscle, layers covering body organs, digestive tract
  • transmembrane proteins
  • Cadherin
  • clustered as focal adhesion

Cadherin isoform naming was based upon the site of original identification: P-cadherin (placenta cadherin, cadherin 3), E-cadherin (epithelial cadherin cadherin 1), N-cadherin (neural cadherin, cadherin 2).


image - blood–testis barrier


Adhesion EM Images: GIT epithelia EM1 | GIT epithelia EM2 | GIT epithelia EM3 | Desmosome EM
Adhesion Cartoons: Tight junction | Adherens Junction | Desmosome | Gap Junction

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 14) Embryology Adherens Junction 01.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Adherens_Junction_01.jpg

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