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  • noun biochemistry Any of a family of membrane glycoproteins whose multimolecular complexes have four transmembrane domains


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  • The selectivity function of TJs is imparted by Claudins (Cldns), a family of 23 highly conserved tetraspan membrane proteins whose heterogeneity stems in large part from distinctly charged amino acid sequences in the first external loop

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Tammy-Claire Troy et al. 2009

  • Geuijen CA, Oomen LC, Calafat J, Janssen H, et al. (2000) The tetraspan molecule CD151, a novel constituent of hemidesmosomes, associates with the integrin alpha6beta4 and may regulate the spatial organization of hemidesmosomes.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles 2008


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