desmosomal


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desmosomal

(ˌdɛzməˈsəʊməl)
adj
of or relating to desmosomes
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The term pemphigus describes a group of chronic bullous mucocutaneous diseases with autoantibodies against various desmosomal components that result in cell-cell detachment (acantholysis) and consequently in intra-epithelial blister formation (18, 19).
Furthermore, most of the patients in previous reports had other clinical presentations which suggested that the diagnosis of Pveg and the blood test for autoantibodies to desmosomal proteins were not done.
Desmosomal connections were observed between the tumor cells in some areas.
Nonclassical cadherins include a large number of cadherins, including CDH13, desmosomal cadherin, 7D family protocadherins, CDH23, fat-dachsous, CDH26, CDH28, flamingo, calsyntenins, and RET, which differ in a number of structural aspects, while still conforming to the basic cadherin structure.
Adhesion between corneocytes is assumed to occur by the desmosome apparatus (corneodesmosome), composed of desmosomal cadherin, armadillo proteins, and plakins.
Electron microscopy reveals on the cytoplasmic side of the plasma membrane of each of the adjoining cells a disc-shaped structure consisting of very dense material called the desmosomal attachment plaque.
Electron microscopic studies show prominent granular elements in the cytoplasm and well formed to poorly formed desmosomal junctions.
Desmosomes form the adhesive core of intercellular junctions, which consist of desmosomal Cadherins, desmogleins (Dsgs), and desmocollins (figure 1).
Another CAM, Desmoglein 3 (DSG3), is a desmosomal cadherin that mediates cell-cell adhesion via desmosomes [144].
Most variants associated with ARVC occur in genes encoding desmosomal proteins [plakophilin 2 (PKP2), desmocollin 2 (DSC2), desmoglein 2 (DSG2), desmoplakin (DSP), junction plakoglobin (JUP)] (9).
Fuchs, "Making a connection: direct binding between keratin intermediate filaments and desmosomal proteins," Journal of Cell Biology, vol.