Tissue integrity: Hemidesmosomes and resistance to stress

@article{Hahn2001TissueIH,
  title={Tissue integrity: Hemidesmosomes and resistance to stress},
  author={Bum-Soo Hahn and Michel Labouesse},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={R858-R861}
}
How do animal tissues resist the shearing forces to which they are exposed during locomotion or harsh encounters with the environment? Genetic analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans is furthering our understanding of the nature and function of the attachments that preserve tissue integrity.