name: apical junction complex
The contents of this box are automatically generated. You can help by adding information to the "Notes"
def: "A functional unit located near the cell apex at the points of contact between epithelial cells, which in vertebrates is composed of the tight junction, the zonula adherens, and desmosomes and in some invertebrates, such as Drosophila, is composed of the subapical complex (SAC), the zonula adherens and the septate junction. Functions in the regulation of cell polarity, tissue integrity and intercellular adhesion and permeability." [GOC:go_curators, GOC:kmv, PMID:12525486, PMID:15196556]
synonym: "apical cell junction complex" EXACT [GOC:mah]
synonym: "apical junction" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0005911 ! cell-cell junction
Gene Ontology Home
See Help:References for how to manage references in GONUTS.
This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.
Pages in category "GO:0043296 ! apical junction complex"
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total.
Jump to pages starting with: C H M P W