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Focal Adhesions

"Focal Adhesions" 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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Focal Adhesions" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Focal Adhesions" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 90 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2011
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