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Term: somite bicellular tight junction
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: somite
Synonyms: somitic mesoderm
Definition: Undifferentiated mesodermal components of early trunk or tail segments or metameres, derived from paraxial mesoderm; forms myotomes, sclerotomes and perhaps dermatomes.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000155]
Name: bicellular tight junction
Synonyms: zonula occludens
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.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005923]   QuickGO   AmiGO