Connexin 43 signalling and cardioprotection.

  title={Connexin 43 signalling and cardioprotection.},
  author={Kerstin Boengler and Richard Schulz and Gerd Heusch},
  volume={92 12},
Connexin (Cx) 43 is the predominant protein forming gap junctions and non-junctional hemichannels in ventricular myocardium. The Cx43 proteins are central to the cardioprotection afforded by ischaemic preconditioning (IP). The specific role of mitochondrial Cx43 in protection by IP is reviewed. 

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