Tight Junctions: Classification, Structure and Functions

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Jesse Henry (Editor)

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress
BISAC: SCI017000

Tight Junctions: Classification, Structure and Functions compiles current knowledge sourced from pre-clinical and clinical research and discusses, in detail, the role of tight junctions in different chronic liver diseases.

The molecular structure of tight junction transmembrane proteins and their contribution to the function and regulation of epithelial permeability is also discussed.

In closing, the collection explores the molecular mechanisms of endometrial cancer progression, induced by the decrease in epithelial barrier function arising from alterations in the expression and localization of the tricellular tight junction proteins.
(Imprint: Novinka)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Role of Tight Junction in Chronic Liver Diseases
(Sundhar Mohandas and Balasubramaniyan Vairappan, Liver Diseases Research Lab, Department of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India)

Chapter 2. The Tight Junction Proteins: Structure, Function and Transcriptional Regulation
(Andrijana Nešić, Milica Popović and Marija Gavrović-Jankulović, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 3. A Resourceful Alteration of Tricellular Tight Junction Proteins: Roles in Endometrial Cancer Progression
(Takayuki Kohno, Takumi Konno and Takashi Kojima, Department of Cell Science, Research Institute for Frontier Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan)

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