Definitions for focal adhesions
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word focal adhesions
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An anchoring junction of the cell to a non-cellular substrate. It is composed of a specialized area of the plasma membrane where bundles of MICROFILAMENTS terminate and attach to the transmembrane linkers, INTEGRINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS.
Find a translation for the focal adhesions definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these focal adhesions definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"focal adhesions." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/focal adhesions>.