Term: corneal epithelium desmosome
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Name: corneal epithelium
Definition: Portion of tissue comprised of four to six layers of nonkeratinized, stratified squamous cells and represents approximately 60% of the thickness of the cornea.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001683]
Name: desmosome
Synonyms: macula adherens, spot desmosome
Definition: A cell-cell junction in which: on the cytoplasmic surface of each interacting plasma membrane is a dense plaque composed of a mixture of intracellular anchor proteins; a bundle of keratin intermediate filaments is attached to the surface of each plaque; transmembrane adhesion proteins of the cadherin family bind to the plaques and interact through their extracellular domains to hold the adjacent membranes together by a Ca2+-dependent mechanism.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0030057]   QuickGO   AmiGO