Bone-resorbing osteoclasts contain gap-junctional connexin-43.

  title={Bone-resorbing osteoclasts contain gap-junctional connexin-43.},
  author={Joanna M Ilvesaro and Kalervo V{\"a}{\"a}n{\"a}nen and Juha Tuukkanen},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={15 5},
Intercellular gap junctions have been previously described at contact sites between surface osteoblasts, between osteoblasts and underlying osteocytes, and between osteocyte cell processes in the canaliculi. The subunits of gap junction channels are assembled from a family of proteins called connexins. In the present work, we show that rat osteoclasts… CONTINUE READING