OBO ID: GO:0005912
Term Name: adherens junction Search Ontology:
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. (5)
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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