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Cadherins in tissue architecture and disease.
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PMID:  25488198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cadherins are homophilic cell adhesion molecules that determine tissue architecture and control cell contact formation and dissociation in development and tissue homeostasis of all metazoans. These adhesion molecules mediate homophilic interactions between cells and are linked inside the cell via a complex set of cytosolic factors to the actin cytoskeleton. These interactions are key to the plasticity of intercellular junctions and to the various signaling functions of the cadherins. This forms the basis for cadherin-driven cell behavior, cell differentiation, and regeneration of tissue structures. Consequently, mutations in cadherins are the cause of various human pathologies, with cancer representing one of the most prominent examples.
Dietmar Vestweber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1440     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Mol. Med.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
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Created Date:  2014-12-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504370     Medline TA:  J Mol Med (Berl)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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