To form an anchoring junction, cells must first adhere. A bulky cytoskeletal apparatus must then be assembled around the molecules that directly mediate the adhesion. The result is a well-defined structure a desmosome, a hemi desmosome, a focal adhesion, or an adherens junction that is easily identified in the electron microscope. Indeed, electron microscopy provided the basis for the original classification of cell junctions. In the early stages of cell junction development, however, before the cytoskeletal apparatus has assembled, cells often adhere to one another without clearly displaying these characteristic structures; in the electron microscope, one may simply see two plasma membranes separated by a small gap of a definite width. Functional tests show, nevertheless, that the two cells are stuck to each other, and biochemical analysis can reveal the molecules responsible for the adhesion. OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is publishing 700+ peer-reviewed journals. OMICS Group through its Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community. It follows an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community free of cost. Journal of Glycobiology is one of the top journals which publish quality articles, findings dealing with Cancer Glycobiology, Glycopeptides, drug discovery and Glycomics, Fucanomes and Galactanomes, Structural Glycobiology, Membrane glycoproteins, Protein De glycosylation and carbohydrate diet and to introduce various forms of technological developments. Journal of Glycobiology is among the top journals which publish the articles related to Cell Adhesion. Journal of Glycobiology provide a forum for Scientists from all over the world to exchange ideas, to propagate the advancement of science.
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