Septate junction

septate junction

An intercellular junction found in invertebrate epithelia that is characterised by a ladder like appearance in electron micrographs. Thought to provide structural strength and to provide a barrier to diffusion of solutes through the intercellular space. Occur widely in transporting epithelia and are controversially considered analogous to tight junctions (zonula occludens).

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