Desmocollins | definition of desmocollins by Medical dictionary
one of the glycoproteins found in the core of desmosomes; responsible for adhesive recognition between cells.
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Desmosomes form the adhesive core of intercellular junctions, which consist of desmosomal Cadherins, desmogleins (Dsgs), and desmocollins
Desmosomes consist of 2 desmosomal-specific cadherin family members desmogleins (DSGs) and desmocollins
Their transmembrane molecules are the desmosomal cadherins: desmogleins and desmocollins
(Nollet et al, 2000).
Unlike classic cadherins, desmogleins and desmocollins
have not yet been experimentally demonstrated to be adhesion molecules.