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Descriptor English:   Tight Junctions 
Descriptor Spanish:   Uniones Estrechas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Junções Íntimas 
Synonyms English:   Junction, Occluding
Junction, Tight
Junctions, Occluding
Junctions, Tight
Occluden, Zonula
Occludens, Zonula
Occluding Junction
Occluding Junctions
Tight Junction
Zonula Occluden
Zonula Occludens  
Tree Number:   A11.284.149.165.420.820
Definition English:   Cell-cell junctions that seal adjacent epithelial cells together, preventing the passage of most dissolved molecules from one side of the epithelial sheet to the other. (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd ed, p22) 
History Note English:   96; was see INTERCELLULAR JUNCTIONS 1995 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
DE drug effects EN enzymology
GE genetics IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   32590 
Unique Identifier:   D019108 

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