Study helps clarify role of vitamin D in cancer therapy
... cancer therapy.
Vitamin D stymies colon cancer cells in two ways. It switches on genes such as the one that encodes E-cadherin, a component of the adherens
junctions that anchor cells in epithelial layers. The vitamin also induces effects on the cytoskeleton that are required for gene regulation and short...
Tool developed to silence genes in specific tissues using RNAi
...his gene is important in the production of healthy sperm by encoding a regulatory protein called a transcription factor that controls the formation of adherens
junctions, or the cell-to-cell contacts between nurse cells and the germ cells that ultimately become sperm.
Using RNAi to silence WT1, therefore, ...
Adherens junction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAdherens
junctions are protein complexes that occur at cell-cell junctions in epithelial tissues, usually more basal than tight junctions. An adherens
junction is defined as a cell junction whose cytoplasmic face is linked to...
Desmosome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A desmosome, also known as macula adherens
or macula adherentes, is a cell structure specialized for cell-to-cell adhesion. A type of junctional complex, they are localized spot-like adhesions randomly arranged on the lateral...
Adherens junction: Definition from Answers.comadherens
junction ( ad′hirenz jəŋkshən ) ( cell and molecular biology ) An integrin-mediated anchoring junction that connects the cytoskeleton (actin
One cannot watch cells crawling, dividing, segregating their chromosomes, or rearranging their surface without feeling curious about the molecular mechanisms that ...
Signaling Pathways: Adherens Junction DynamicsAdherens
junctions are dynamic structures that form, strengthen and spread, ... Actin, alpha-Catenin, and adherens
junctions. Cell 123(5), 769–72. ...
Junctions Between CellsAdherens
junctions. Gap junctions. Desmosomes ... Adherens
Junctions ... Some adherens
junctions are present in narrow bands connecting adjacent cells. ...