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desmosome disassembly (GO:0035921)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
adherens junction disassembly 
desmosome assembly  
desmosome disassembly  
The controlled breakdown of a desmosome. A desmosome is a patch-like intercellular junction found in vertebrate tissues, consisting of parallel zones of two cell membranes, separated by an space of 25-35 nm, and having dense fibrillar plaques in the subjacent cytoplasm.
desmosome maintenance 
tight junction disassembly +   

Exact Synonyms: desmosome dissociation
Definition Sources: GOC:BHF, GOC:vk, ISBN:0198506732, PMID:9182671

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