desmocollins

desmocollins

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 (figure 1).
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.