desmosomes and cytoplasmic components!

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desmosomes and cytoplasmic components!

Post by genaCoa » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:18 pm

"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 in the cytoplasm, does this allow desmosomes to attach between cells preventing them from moving apart? (cell-cell adhesion)

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:59 pm

as to your second question, yes
but i do not understand the word "tension" in this context
hope that helps

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