University of Nebraska Medical Center

Cellular Junctions

Cellular junctions are complex, multiprotein cellular structures between adjacent cells or between cells and the extracellular matrix. These junctions allow contact and communication between cells and their environment, in addition to regulating tissue permeability and mediating intracellular signaling events. The functional and molecular components, as well as some of their unique features, of the following junctions are discussed: tight junctions, adherent junctions, desmosomes, gap junctions, hemidesmosomes, and focal adhesions.

Format: E-Learning Module
Development Date: April 12, 2021
Authors: Shantaram Joshi, PhD, Sydney Greer, Halle Mallard, Sarah Schlichte
Discipline: Graduate

Funding for the creation of this module was provided by an award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

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