Identification of actin-, alpha-actinin-, and vinculin-containing plaques at the lateral membrane of epithelial cells

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In this paper, a new type of spot desmosome-like junction (type II plaque) is described that is scattered along the entire lateral plasma membrane of rat and human intestinal epithelium. Ultrastructurally type II plaques differed from the classical type of epithelial spot desmosome ("macula adherens", further denoted as type I desmosome) by weak electron… (More)

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