Plasma Membrane and Cell Environment
The plasmalemma is the barrier between the extracellular (ECF) and the intracellular fluids (ICF). The plasmalemma thus connects the cell to its environment: (1) neighborhing cells, especially in epithelia, and (2) the extracellular matrix (Sect. 2.4), as well as in the case of endothelium, (3) the flowing blood (Chap. 9).
KeywordsTight Junction Focal Adhesion Phosphatidic Acid Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Adherens Junction
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