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- noun biochemistry Any of a family of
membrane glycoproteinswhose multimolecular complexes have four transmembranedomains
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The selectivity function of TJs is imparted by Claudins (Cldns), a family of 23 highly conserved tetraspan membrane proteins whose heterogeneity stems in large part from distinctly charged amino acid sequences in the first external loop
Geuijen CA, Oomen LC, Calafat J, Janssen H, et al. (2000) The tetraspan molecule CD151, a novel constituent of hemidesmosomes, associates with the integrin alpha6beta4 and may regulate the spatial organization of hemidesmosomes.