Talin: adherens junction protein is localized at the epidermal-dermal interface in skin.

@article{Kaiser1993TalinAJ,
  title={Talin: adherens junction protein is localized at the epidermal-dermal interface in skin.},
  author={Hans Wilhelm Kaiser and Winfried Ness and Metro Conf Meet Offers and Edward J. O'Keefe and Hans W. Kreysel},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={
          789-93
        }
}
The interaction between cells of the epidermis and the basal lamina is important for the integrity of the skin. Several hereditary and acquired diseases show changes at the dermal-epidermal interface due to loss of adhesion between basal cells and the basement membrane. The structures mediating this interaction are hemidesmosomes, which have been extensively characterized by biochemical, molecular biologic, and morphologic techniques. Recently, however, a group of adhesion molecules that are… CONTINUE READING