Mechanism by which cells adhere to each other

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What is the mechanism by which they adhere to each other, and what stops them from sticking together when say you put your hands together?
 

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I dont know but you might want to look up collagen and elastin.
 
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Cells have many different types of junctions- epithelial cells have tight junctions (mediated by occludins and claudins), gap junctions (connexins), cell-cell adhesion molecules (cadherins), and attachment to the basal lamina via integrins. All junctions are highly regulated.

Your outer layer of skin consists of dead cells that have been keratinized.
 

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