Changes in expression and localization of connexin 43 mRNA and protein in porcine ovary granulosa cells during follicular atresia.


Gap junctions contain channels that connect neighboring cells by allowing the movement of molecules smaller than 1,200 Da. They are formed by connexins and may play a crucial role in the regulation of apoptotic cell death. To determine the role of connexin 43 (Cx43), which is dominantly expressed in granulosa cells, in the regulation of granulosa cell… (More)