Term: epidermal cell bicellular tight 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: 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