Cellular Gene Analgies

a: Tight junction ~
b: a zipper

What: "If a tight junction is like a zipper, a desmosome(DEZmo-some) is more like the snap on a pair of jeans, a patch that holds cells together and enables a tissue to resist mechanical stress, but does not totally encircle a cell." p 179 of the linked pdf file, which is a bit long.

Writer: Not Stated
Date: May 14 2013 6:18 PM

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