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A cell-cell junction that contains the transmembrane protein N-cadherin, which interacts with identical molecules from neighboring cells to form a tight mechanical intercellular link; forms a large portion of the intercalated disc, the structure at which myofibrils terminate in cardiomyocytes. A cell junction that mechanically attaches a cell (and its cytoskeleton) to neighboring cells or to the extracellular matrix. A cell-cell adherens junction which forms a continuous belt near the apex of epithelial cells. A small junction assembled during the cellularization stage of insect embyrogenesis; spot adherens junctions later fuse to form the zonula adherens. A plasma membrane part that forms a specialized region of connection between two cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. At a cell junction, anchoring proteins extend through the plasma membrane to link cytoskeletal proteins in one cell to cytoskeletal proteins in neighboring cells or to proteins in the extracellular matrix. An adherens junction which connects two cells to each other. A cell junction at which anchoring proteins (cadherins or integrins) extend through the plasma membrane and are attached to actin filaments. A cell junction that forms a connection between two cells; excludes direct cytoplasmic junctions such as ring canals. A tissue-specific adherens junction found in kidney cells.

View Gene Ontology (GO) Term


Name: cell-cell adherens junction
Acc: GO:0005913
Aspect: Cellular Component
Desc: An adherens junction which connects two cells to each other.
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
   This term: 113 [Search]
   Term or descendants: 145 [Search]


GO:0005913 - cell-cell adherens junction (interactive image map)

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