intercellular bridge


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intercellular bridge

a structure that connects adjacent cells, occurring primarily in the epithelium and other stratified squamous epithelia. It consists of slender strands of cytoplasm that project from the surfaces of adjacent cells and merge at the desmosome. Also called cytoplasmic bridge.
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Sak 57, an intermediate filament keratin present in intercellular bridges of rat primary spermatocytes.
Many cells of the detached stratum malphighii shows loss of intercellular bridges leading to acantholysis.
Histopathological examination revealed suprabasal blister formation (Fig-7) associated with extensive acantholysis of keratinocytes, some areas showed prevesicular edema and appear to weaken the junction and the intercellular bridges between the epithelial cells were missing and a final diagnosis of Pemphigus vulgaris was made.

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