Specificity of cell adhesion in development: the cadherin superfamily.


Cadherins are major cell-surface receptors involved in specific cell adhesion during development. Recent results reveal the existence of a growing array of related molecules involved in various forms of cell-cell adhesion, including that mediated by desmosomes. Comparisons with other families of adhesion receptors suggest testable models for functions of the emerging cadherin superfamily in development and disease.


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@article{Hynes1992SpecificityOC, title={Specificity of cell adhesion in development: the cadherin superfamily.}, author={Richard O Hynes}, journal={Current opinion in genetics & development}, year={1992}, volume={2 4}, pages={621-4} }