The desmosome.

@article{Delva2009TheD,
  title={The desmosome.},
  author={E. Delva and Dana K. Tucker and A. Kowalczyk},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          a002543
        }
}
Desmosomes are intercellular junctions that tether intermediate filaments to the plasma membrane. Desmogleins and desmocollins, members of the cadherin superfamily, mediate adhesion at desmosomes. Cytoplasmic components of the desmosome associate with the desmosomal cadherin tails through a series of protein interactions, which serve to recruit intermediate filaments to sites of desmosome assembly. These desmosomal plaque components include plakoglobin and the plakophilins, members of the… Expand
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Desmosomes: intercellular adhesive junctions specialized for attachment of intermediate filaments.
Plakoglobin is required for effective intermediate filament anchorage to desmosomes.
Molecular map of the desmosomal plaque.
Coexpression of both types of desmosomal cadherin and plakoglobin confers strong intercellular adhesion.
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