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Tight junctions

Synonym(s)

  • close junction
  • occluding junctions

Definition(s)

Cell-cell junctions that seal adjacent epithelial cells together, preventing the passage of most dissolved molecules from one side of the epithelial sheet to the other. (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd ed, pG-22)

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014