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A plakin is a protein that associates with junctional complexes and the cytoskeleton.[1]

Types include desmoplakin, envoplakin, periplakin, plectin, bullous pemphigoid antigen 1, corneodesmosin, and microtubule actin cross-linking factor.[2]


  1. ^ Plakins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ William B. Coleman; Gregory J. Tsongalis (2009). Molecular pathology: the molecular basis of human disease. Academic Press. pp. 531–. ISBN 978-0-12-374419-7. Retrieved 29 December 2010.