Learn More
DNAs coding for seven murine connexins (Cx) (Cx26, Cx31, Cx32, Cx37, Cx40, Cx43, and Cx45) are functionally expressed in human HeLa cells that were deficient in gap junctional communication. We compare the permeabilities of gap junctions comprised of different connexins to iontophoretically injected tracer molecules. Our results show that Lucifer yellow can(More)
Human HeLa cells transfected with mouse DNA coding for connexin26 (Cx26) or connexin32 (Cx32) were used to examine the properties of heterotypic Cx26-Cx32 gap junction channels. Intercellular current flow was examined in induced cell pairs by means of the dual voltage-clamp method. We found that Cx26-Cx32 channels exhibit voltage-dependent conductances,(More)
A clone of human HeLa cells stably transfected with mouse connexin40 DNA was used to examine gap junctions. Two separate cells were brought into physical contact with each other ("induced cell pair") to allow insertion of gap junction channels and, hence, formation of a gap junction. The intercellular current flow was measured with a dual voltage-clamp(More)
In order to examine whether different connexin gene species exert different degrees of tumor-suppressing activity, we characterized growth characteristics of a gap junction-deficient human cancer cell line, HeLa cells, before and after transfection with cDNA for three different connexins, connexin (cx) 26, cx 40, and cx 43. All transfected cell lines (3(More)
Pairs of human HeLa cells expressing rat connexin46 were used to study the electrical properties of gap junction channels with the dual voltage-clamp method. The steady-state conductance ( g(j,ss)) had a bell-shaped dependence on transjunctional voltage ( V(j)). The parameters of the Boltzmann fit were: V(j,0)=42 mV, g(j,min)=0.12, z=2.5 (pipette solution:(More)
In order to examine whether different connexin gene species exert different degrees of tumor-suppressing activity, we characterized growth characteristics of a gap junction-deficient human cancer cell line, HeLa cells, before and after transfection with cDNA for three different connex-ins, connexin (ex) 26, ex 40, and ex 43. All transfected cell lines (3(More)
In order to examine whether different connexin gene species exert different degrees of tumor-suppressing activity, we characterized growth characteristics of a gap junction-deficient human cancer cell line, HeLa cells, before and after transfection with cDNA for three different connex-ins, connexin (ex) 26, ex 40, and ex 43. All transfected cell lines (3(More)
  • 1