adherens junction meaning

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[Medicine]
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 MICROFILAMENTS 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.

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  1. Thus cardiomyocyte adherens junctions differ from epithelial adherens junctions and desmosomes.
  2. Thus cardiomyocyte adherens junctions differ from epithelial adherens junctions and desmosomes.
  3. The encoded protein affects the formation of adherens junction.
  4. In addition it was shown to participate in adherens junctions and regulate vascular permeability.
  5. This may serve as a mechanism for how actin is recruited to adherens junctions.

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