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Descriptor English: Tight Junctions
Descriptor Spanish: Uniones Estrechas
Descriptor Portuguese: Junções Íntimas
Descriptor French: Jonctions serrées
Entry term(s): Junction, Occluding
Junction, Tight
Junctions, Occluding
Junctions, Tight
Occluden, Zonula
Occludens, Zonula
Occluding Junction
Occluding Junctions
Tight Junction
Zonula Occluden
Zonula Occludens
Tree number(s): A11.284.149.165.420.820
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019108
Scope note: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Cell Membrane (1966-1969)
Intercellular Junctions (1970-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96; was see INTERCELLULAR JUNCTIONS 1995
Online Note: use INTERCELLULAR JUNCTIONS to search TIGHT JUNCTIONS 1995
History Note: 96; was see INTERCELLULAR JUNCTIONS 1995
DeCS ID: 32590
Unique ID: D019108
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/05
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Tight Junctions - Preferred
Concept UI M0028513
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Tight Junctions
Entry term(s) Junction, Occluding
Junction, Tight
Junctions, Occluding
Junctions, Tight
Occluden, Zonula
Occludens, Zonula
Occluding Junction
Occluding Junctions
Tight Junction
Zonula Occluden
Zonula Occludens



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