Term Information [More information on desmosome]

Accession
GO:0030057
Name
desmosome
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
macula adherens, spot desmosome
Definition
A cell-cell junction in which: on the cytoplasmic surface of each interacting plasma membrane is a dense plaque composed of a mixture of intracellular anchor proteins; a bundle of keratin intermediate filaments is attached to the surface of each plaque; transmembrane adhesion proteins of the cadherin family bind to the plaques and interact through their extracellular domains to hold the adjacent membranes together by a Ca2+-dependent mechanism. Source: GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0815332181, GOC:mah
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0030057 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of desmosome (GO:0030057)
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desmosome [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
desmosome [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell junction (GO:0030054)
desmosome [is_a relation] is_a  anchoring junction (GO:0070161)
desmosome [is_a relation] is_a  cell-cell junction (GO:0005911)
Children of desmosome (GO:0030057)
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extracellular core region of desmosome (GO:0090635) [part_of relation] part_of  desmosome
inner dense plaque of desmosome (GO:0090637) [part_of relation] part_of  desmosome
outer dense plaque of desmosome (GO:0090636) [part_of relation] part_of  desmosome
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Desmosome