KENBIKYO
Online ISSN : 2434-2386
Print ISSN : 1349-0958
Researches Today
New Insights into Studying Tight Junctions
Tetsuichiro Inai
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2010 Volume 45 Issue 3 Pages 190-192

Details
Abstract

Claudins are integral membran proteins at tight junctions and consist of at least 24 members. Because claudins show a tissue-specific distribution, the tissue-specific morphological features and physiological properties of tight junctions may be determined by the combination and mixing ratio of claudin species in the tissue. Here, we introduce our recent results and task for the future obtained from the analyses of claudin-claudin interactions and structure and function of tight junctions.

Information related to the author
© 2010 The Japanese Society of Microscopy
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top