Spotting Desmosomes: The First 100 Years.

@article{Calkins2007SpottingDT,
  title={Spotting Desmosomes: The First 100 Years.},
  author={C. C. Calkins and S. Setzer},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={127 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          E2-3
        }
}
The desmosome is an elegant, highly organized structure vital to our survival. The term was coined by Josef Schaffer in 1920 (Schaffer, 1920) and derives from the Greek word desmos, meaning “bond“, ”ligament“ or “fastening“, with “some” meaning “body“ (Wood, 1959; Mazzarello et al., 2001; Wells, 2005). The identification of this structure, however, dates back to the 19th century during an explosion of biomedical discoveries. At this time, continental Europe was at the forefront of medical… Expand
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