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Support. As I understand it, the terms zona occludens and tight junction are interchangeable.
Grammar question: I'm no physiologist, but isn't "zonula occludens" singular? The plural should be "zonulae occludentes."
Yes zona occludens and tight junction are interchangeable. I don't know a thing about latin (so somebody with some knowledge should answer the question above) but I have never seen the term "zonulae occludentes" and since it is not used it shouldn't be in the article. --hroest 15:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
"Tight junction" is the same thing as "zonula occludens." The plural of the latter is "zonulae occludentes." These terms are widely available in the tight junction literature.
Great stuff in the French version of this article
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Tight junctions, also known as occluding junctions or zonulae occludentes (singular, zonula occludens) are multiprotein junctional complex whose general function is to prevent leakage of transported solutes and water and seals the paracellular pathway. Tight junctions may also served as leaky pathways by forming selective channels for small cations, anions, or water. Tight junctions are present only in vertebrates. The corresponding junctions that occur in invertebrates are septate junctions.
(I would like to suggest some alterations to the first paragraph to expand upon the general function of tight junctions and include some references from this paper http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06485.x/abstract)
--BearBait 21:14, 23 January 2018 (UTC)