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Mechanism by which cells adhere to each other

  1. May 5, 2009 #1
    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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  3. May 6, 2009 #2
    Re: Cells

    I dont know but you might want to look up collagen and elastin.
     
  4. May 6, 2009 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Re: Cells

    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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