Carcinoma of the cervix: Deficiency of nexus intercellular junctions

N. Scott Mcnutt, Ronald S. Weinstein

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Abstract

Intercellar junctions where cell membranes are in intimate contact (nexuses) are very abundant in the epithelium of normal human cervix. Squamous carcinoma cells are deficient in nexuses although a rare nexus is seen. Nexuses may be involved in normal growth regulation, while a deficiency of nexuses may be related to the invasive property of malignant growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-599
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume165
Issue number3893
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969
Externally publishedYes

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