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Details for bicellular tight junction
Gene ontology ID
GO:0005923
Definition
An occluding cell-cell junction that is composed of a branching network of sealing strands that completely encircles the apical end of each cell in an epithelial sheet; the outer leaflets of the two interacting plasma membranes are seen to be tightly apposed where sealing strands are present. Each sealing strand is composed of a long row of transmembrane adhesion proteins embedded in each of the two interacting plasma membranes
Synonyms
1. zonula occludens
References
1. GOC: mah
2. ISBN 0815332181
3. NIF Subcellular: sao1939999134
4. Wikipedia: Tight junction
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