Cadherin function: Breaking the barrier

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Three desmoglein isoforms collaborate with desmocollins to build the adhesive core of desmosomes. A recent study has shown that altering the ratio of desmoglein isoforms influences epidermal barrier function, suggesting distinct roles for these cadherins that extend beyond adhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R569-R572
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 24 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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