Term Information [More information on cell junction]

Accession
GO:0030054
Name
cell junction
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
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Definition
A cellular component that forms a specialized region of connection between two or more cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. At a cell junction, anchoring proteins extend through the plasma membrane to link cytoskeletal proteins in one cell to cytoskeletal proteins in neighboring cells or to proteins in the extracellular matrix. Source: http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/cmb/cells/pmemb/junctions_a.html, GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732
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History
See term history for GO:0030054 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of cell junction (GO:0030054)
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cell junction [is_a relation] is_a  cellular_component (GO:0005575)
Children of cell junction (GO:0030054)
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anchoring junction (GO:0070161) [is_a relation] is_a  cell junction
cell-cell junction (GO:0005911) [is_a relation] is_a  cell junction
cell-substrate junction (GO:0030055) [is_a relation] is_a  cell junction
plasma membrane part of cell junction (GO:0061466) [part_of relation] part_of  cell junction
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