what is the name of the areas that hold adjacent cells together and enable them to communicate what is the name of the areas that hold adjacent cells together and enable them to communicate @Biology
Cell Junctions Cell junctions can be classified into three functional groups: 1. Occluding junctions seal cells together in an epithelium in a way that prevents even small molecules from leaking from one side of the sheet to the other. 2. Anchoring junctions mechanically attach cells (and their cytoskeletons) to their neighbors or to the extracellular matrix. 3. Communicating junctions mediate the passage of chemical or electrical signals from one interacting cell to its partner... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26857/ A Functional Classification of Cell Junctions... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26857/table/A3473/?report=objectonly
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