Tight Junctions

Some articles on tight junctions, tight junction, junctions:

Gluten Immunochemistry - Innate Immunity
... much of the small intestine only small solutes, like water, can cross the tight junctions, however some regions of the intestine peptides as large as 500 daltons ... is a magnitude larger than the size exclusion of the tight junction, ω-5 gliadin peptides have been found in the blood stream of people with exercise-ind ... receptor, increasing zonulin production and weakening tight junctions, this may explain how, generally, larger peptides can enter the gluten-sensitive gut Innate immunity to ...
Clostridium Enterotoxin
... weight of 35.3kDa, and is responsible for the disintegration of tight junctions between endothelial cells in the gut ... claudin-3 and claudin-4 receptors, situated at the tight junctions Clostridium enterotoxin is a nine-stranded beta sheet sandwich in shape ... These are components of tight junctions of the epithelial cell membrane ...
Cingulin - Function
... Cingulin is specifically localized at tight junctions in epithelial cells, unlike ZO-1, which is also detected at adherens-type junctions in non-epithelial cells ... localization, and then accumulates at apical junctions, unlike ZO-1 and other junctional proteins, that are targeted to the new regions of cell-cell contact via the lateral domain ... Cingulin interacts with ZO-1 and several other tight junction proteins, in addition to interacting with actin and myosin ...
Aridol - Uses - Medical Applications
... endothelial cells of the blood–brain barrier are connected by tight junctions, and simple diffusion through them is impossible ... cells, simultaneously stretching the tight junctions between them ... of water causes the cells to shrivel and shrink, stretching the tight junctions between the cells ...
Glia Limitans - Function - Physical Barrier
... These endothelial cells contain highly impermeable tight junctions that cause the blood vessels of the brain to exhibit none of the “leakiness ... the glia limitans were shown to induce the formation of the tight junctions of the endothelial cells during brain development ... In the in vitro experiment, endothelial cells were first cultured alone and the tight junctions were observed in freeze-fracture replicas to be discontinuous and riddled with gap junctions ...

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