Focal adhesions and cell-matrix interactions.

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A Woods, J R Couchman

Focal adhesions are areas of cell surfaces where specializations of cytoskeletal, membrane and extracellular components combine to produce stable cell-matrix interactions. The morphology of these adhesions and the components identified in them are discussed together with possible mechanisms of their formation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCollagen and Related Research
Volume8
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)155-82
Number of pages27
ISSN0174-173X
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Keywords: Animals; Cell Adhesion; Extracellular Matrix; Fibroblasts; Humans; Surface Properties

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