Tissue-specific expression of the tight junction proteins claudins and occludin in the rat salivary glands.

@article{Peppi2004TissuespecificEO,
  title={Tissue-specific expression of the tight junction proteins claudins and occludin in the rat salivary glands.},
  author={Marcello Peppi and Mounir Ghabriel},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2004},
  volume={205 4},
  pages={257-66}
}
Tight junctions (TJs) are essential features of endothelial barrier membranes and of fluid-secreting epithelial cells, such as in the salivary glands. Novel integral membrane proteins have been identified as components of TJs, namely claudins and occludin. The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of occludin and claudins in the large… CONTINUE READING