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Specialised intercellular junction in which the membranes are separated by 15-25nm and into which are inserted microfilaments. Similar in structure to two apposed focal adhesions, though this may be misleading. Microfilaments inserted into the zonula adherens may interact (via myosin) with another microfilaments to generate contraction. Constitute mechanical coupling between cells. This entry appears with alow from the Vocabulary of Cell and Molecular Biology
aminoglycoside phosphoribosyltransferase   amino group   aminohippuric acids   aminohydrolases   aminoimidazole carboxamide   aminoisobutyric acids   aminolevulinic acid   aminolysis   (0)
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