name: focal adhesion assembly
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def: "The aggregation and bonding together of a set of components to form a focal adhesion, a complex of intracellular signaling and structural proteins that provides a structural link between the internal actin cytoskeleton and the ECM, and also function as a locus of signal transduction activity." [GOC:jid, GOC:mah]
synonym: "adhesion plaque assembly" RELATED 
synonym: "focal adhesion formation" RELATED [GOC:mah]
is_a: GO:0007044 ! cell-substrate junction assembly
relationship: part_of: GO:0007160 ! cell-matrix adhesion
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