Latest Adherens junction Stories
Scientists know that cells in all higher organisms cells need to bind to each other for the development, architecture, maintenance and function of tissues.
New research explains how cells regulate their bonds during the development of new blood vessels.
In biology, the key to a healthy life is organization.
University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces â€” the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures â€” by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating stronger adhesive interactions between neighboring cells.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.