Characterization of Nonjunctional Hemichannels in Caterpillar Cells

@article{Luo2011CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of Nonjunctional Hemichannels in Caterpillar Cells},
  author={Kaijun Luo and Matthew W Turnbull},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={11}
}
Abstract Recent studies have demonstrated that hemichannels, which form gap junctions when paired from apposing cells, may serve additional roles when unpaired including cell adhesion and paracrine communication. Hemichannels in mammals are formed by connexins or pannexins, while in insects they are formed by pannexin homologues termed innexins. The formation of functional gap junctions by insect innexins has been established, although their ability to form functional nonjunctional hemichannels… 
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