"Desmosomes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A type of junction that attaches one cell to its neighbor. One of a number of differentiated regions which occur, for example, where the cytoplasmic membranes of adjacent epithelial cells are closely apposed. It consists of a circular region of each membrane together with associated intracellular microfilaments and an intercellular material which may include, for example, mucopolysaccharides. (From Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990; Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Desmosomes" by people in Profiles.
Underwood JM, Imbalzano KM, Weaver VM, Fischer AH, Imbalzano AN, Nickerson JA. The ultrastructure of MCF-10A acini. J Cell Physiol. 2006 Jul; 208(1):141-8.
Lipscomb EA, Mercurio AM. Mobilization and activation of a signaling competent alpha6beta4integrin underlies its contribution to carcinoma progression. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2005 Sep; 24(3):413-23.
Rabinovitz I, Toker A, Mercurio AM. Protein kinase C-dependent mobilization of the alpha6beta4 integrin from hemidesmosomes and its association with actin-rich cell protrusions drive the chemotactic migration of carcinoma cells. J Cell Biol. 1999 Sep 06; 146(5):1147-60.
Homan SM, Mercurio AM, LaFlamme SE. Endothelial cells assemble two distinct alpha6beta4-containing vimentin-associated structures: roles for ligand binding and the beta4 cytoplasmic tail. J Cell Sci. 1998 Sep; 111 ( Pt 18):2717-28.
Vu TN, Lee TX, Ndoye A, Shultz LD, Pittelkow MR, Dahl MV, Lynch PJ, Grando SA. The pathophysiological significance of nondesmoglein targets of pemphigus autoimmunity. Development of antibodies against keratinocyte cholinergic receptors in patients with pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus. Arch Dermatol. 1998 Aug; 134(8):971-80.
Alroy J, Banner BF, Pauli BU, Leav I. Alterations of intercellular junctions in acinic cell carcinoma of the canine pancreas. Virchows Arch B Cell Pathol. 1978 Jul 14; 28(1):21-30.