Uvomorulin-catenin complex: cytoplasmic anchorage of a Ca2+-dependent cell adhesion molecule

Bioessays. 1989 Oct;11(4):88-91. doi: 10.1002/bies.950110403.


The cytoplasmic domain of the cell adhesion molecule uvomorulin associates with three independent proteins, named catenins, which are structurally related in different cell types of various species. This complex formation connects uvomorulin and cytoskeletal structures and might, moreover, be involved in other adhesion-dependent mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cadherins / analysis*
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / analysis*
  • Cell Line
  • Cytoskeleton / analysis*
  • Cytosol / analysis*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Structure
  • Transfection / genetics


  • Cadherins
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules