In Vivo Study of Epithelial Adhesion via E-Cadherin-β- and α- Catenin-small GTP-Binding Proteins under T3 RegulationGaletto CD1, Izaguirre MF1 and Casco VH1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Casco VH
Laboratorio de Microscopia Aplicada a Estudios Moleculares y Celulares
Facultad de Ingeniería (Bioingeniería-Bioinformática)
Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Entre Ríos, Argentina
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 11, 2017; Accepted date: March 10, 2017; Published date: March 30, 2017
Citation: Galetto CD, Izaguirre MF, Casco VH (2017) In Vivo Study of Epithelial Adhesion via E-Cadherin-β- and α- Catenin-small GTP-Binding Proteins under T3 Regulation. J Cell Signal 2:142.
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