Diameter of tight junction channel

Value 1.5 nm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Junqueira, Carneiro, Kelley, Basic Histology, 7th edition 1992 Appleton and Lange, pp. 72
Primary Source Staehelin LA, Hull BE. Junctions between living cells. Sci Am. 1978 May238(5):140-52.PubMed ID675228
Comments Tight junctions, or zonula occludens, are the closely associated areas of two cells whose membranes join together forming a virtually impermeable barrier to fluid.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103629