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ZIRC
OBO ID: GO:0005923
Term Name: bicellular tight junction Search Ontology:
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. 0815332181
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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