Homomeric gap junction channels are composed solely of one connexin type, whereas heterotypic forms contain two homomeric hemichannels but the six identical connexins of each are different from each… (More)

This note concerns a one-line diagrammatic proof of the CayleyHamilton Theorem. We discuss the proof’s implications regarding the “core truth” of the theorem, and provide a generalization. We review… (More)

The gating behavior of human connexin 37 (hCx37) is unaffected by the nature of the bathing monovalent (for Na, K, Rb). It is modified by [Mg] in the millimolar range. For fitting the kinetics, we… (More)

Let G = SL(2, C), π be a free group of rank r, and let R = Hom(π, G) be the G-representation variety of π. G acts on the coordinate ring C[R] by simultaneous conjugation in the r matrix variables of… (More)

Trace diagrams are structured graphs with edges labeled by matrices. Each diagram has an interpretation as a particular multilinear function, allowing algebraic proofs to be made in the diagrammatic… (More)

Let G = SL(2, C) and Fr be a rank r free group. Given an admissible weight ~λ in N, there exists a class function defined on Hom(Fr, G) called a central function. We show that these functions admit a… (More)

The dependence of macroscopic gap junctional conductance (g(j)) upon transjunctional voltage (Vj) was examined in 39 paired osteoblast-like (OB) cells from primary cultures using the double whole… (More)

Homomeric gap junction channels are composed solely of one connexin type, whereas heterotypic forms contain two homomeric hemichannels but the six identical connexins of each are different from each… (More)