Intercellular Junctions


Cell Junction

Cell Junctions

Intercellular Junction

Junction, Cell

Junction, Intercellular

Junctions, Cell

Junctions, Intercellular

Direct contact of a cell with a neighboring cell. Most such junctions are too small to be resolved by light microscopy, but they can be visualized by conventional or freeze-fracture electron microscopy, both of which show that the interacting CELL MEMBRANE and often the underlying CYTOPLASM and the intervening EXTRACELLULAR SPACE are highly specialized in these regions. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p792)