Term: epidermal cell adherens junction
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Name: epidermal cell
Synonyms: epidermal cells
Definition: A cell found in the outermost layer of the organism.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009183]
Name: adherens junction
Synonyms: cell-cell adherens junction
Definition: A cell-cell junction composed of the epithelial cadherin-catenin complex. The epithelial cadherins, or E-cadherins, of each interacting cell extend through the plasma membrane into the extracellular space and bind to each other. The E-cadherins bind to catenins on the cytoplasmic side of the membrane, where the E-cadherin-catenin complex binds to cytoskeletal components and regulatory and signaling molecules.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005912]   QuickGO   AmiGO