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Figure 12.65. Tight junctions.
Figure 12.65. Tight junctions.

Figure 12.65Tight junctions

(A) Electron micrograph of epithelial cells joined by a junctional complex, including a tight junction, an adherens junction, and a desmosome. (B) Tight junctions are formed by interactions between strands of transmembrane proteins (occludin and claudins) on adjacent cells. (A, Don Fawcett/Photo Researchers, Inc.)

From: Cell-Cell Interactions

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The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 2nd edition.
Cooper GM.
Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates; 2000.
Copyright © 2000, Geoffrey M Cooper.

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