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Desmosomes

Desmosomes

a type of junction that attaches one cell to its neighbor. One of a number of differentiated regions which occur, for example, where the cytoplasmic membranes of adjacent epithelial cells are closely apposed. It consists of a circular region of each membrane together with associated intracellular microfilaments and an intercellular material which may include, for example, mucopolysaccharides.


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desmosomes and cytoplasmic components!

howdy "how does the interaction of desmosomes with cytoplasmic components enable resistance to tension." just concerning this question im a little confused. so intermediate filaments are what interact with desmosomes and anchor them ...

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by genaCoa
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: desmosomes and cytoplasmic components!
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the role of the terminal bar of the cell membrane

the answers to those questions can be found in an histology book. As far as i know desmosomes haven't got anything to do with cellular transport. Tight junctions are responsible for that to maintain polarization of the cells.

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by sdekivit
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: the role of the terminal bar of the cell membrane
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Re: the role of the terminal bar of the cell membrane

... in general keeps cells tightly bound to each other because they are connected to inetrmediate filaments of the cytoskeleton.More info about desmosomes is probably found on the internet.

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by sdekivit
Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: the role of the terminal bar of the cell membrane
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Desmosomes

Does desmosomes have any function other than the mediating cell-cell coupling?

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by opuntia
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:12 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Desmosomes
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