Figure 19-13. Desmosomes and hemidesmosomes.

Figure 19-13Desmosomes and hemidesmosomes

The distribution of desmosomes and hemidesmosomes in epithelial cells of the small intestine. The keratin intermediate filament networks of adjacent cells are indirectly connected to one another through desmosomes and to the basal lamina through hemidesmosomes.

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