adhering junctions

adhering junctions

intercellular junctions, including zonulae adherentes, hemidesmosomes, and desmosomes, that primarily serve to bind cells together physically.
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Dense periodic material suggestive of a second type of junction occupies the clefts between cells subjacent to the apical adhering junctions.
Adhering junctions between dorsal epithelial cells also remained intact.
Thus, the ubiquitous presence of continuous belts of adhering junctions, or zonulae adherens, provides the principal impedance barrier to diffusion of higher molecular weight dextrans across the epithelium.