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Descriptor English: Intercellular Junctions
Descriptor Spanish: Uniones Intercelulares
Descriptor Portuguese: Junções Intercelulares
Descriptor French: Jonctions intercellulaires
Entry term(s): Cell Junction
Cell Junctions
Intercellular Junction
Junction, Cell
Junction, Intercellular
Junctions, Cell
Junctions, Intercellular
Tree number(s): A11.284.149.165.420
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007365
Scope note: Direct contact of a cell with a neighboring cell. Most such junctions are too small to be resolved by light microscopy, but they can be visualized by conventional or freeze-fracture electron microscopy, both of which show that the interacting CELL MEMBRANE and often the underlying CYTOPLASM and the intervening EXTRACELLULAR SPACE are highly specialized in these regions. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p792)
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)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72(70)
DeCS ID: 7533
Unique ID: D007365
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Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2000/06/22
Intercellular Junctions - Preferred
Concept UI M0011484
Scope note Direct contact of a cell with a neighboring cell. Most such junctions are too small to be resolved by light microscopy, but they can be visualized by conventional or freeze-fracture electron microscopy, both of which show that the interacting CELL MEMBRANE and often the underlying CYTOPLASM and the intervening EXTRACELLULAR SPACE are highly specialized in these regions. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p792)
Preferred term Intercellular Junctions
Entry term(s) Cell Junction
Cell Junctions
Intercellular Junction
Junction, Cell
Junction, Intercellular
Junctions, Cell
Junctions, Intercellular



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