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Anatomy Term: apical junction complex
XAO ID: 0005254
Definition: "A functional unit located near the cell apex at the points of contact between epithelial cells, which in vertebrates is composed of the tight junction, the zonula adherens, and desmosomes. Functions in the regulation of cell polarity, tissue integrity and intercellular adhesion and permeability."
Stage Range: NF stage 10 to death
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Parent(s): cell part (is_a) epithelial cell (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY