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Adherens Junctions

"Adherens Junctions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Adherens Junctions" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Adherens Junctions" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 73 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2012
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