Connexin45-containing neuronal gap junctions in rodent retina also contain connexin36 in both apposing hemiplaques, forming bihomotypic gap junctions, with scaffolding contributed by zonula occludens-1.

@article{Li2008Connexin45containingNG,
  title={Connexin45-containing neuronal gap junctions in rodent retina also contain connexin36 in both apposing hemiplaques, forming bihomotypic gap junctions, with scaffolding contributed by zonula occludens-1.},
  author={Xinbo Li and Naomi Kamasawa and Cristina Ciolofan and Carl O. Olson and Shijun Lu and Kimberly G. V. Davidson and Thomas Yasumura and Ryuichi Shigemoto and John E Rash and J. I. Nagy},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 39},
  pages={9769-89}
}
Mammalian retinas contain abundant neuronal gap junctions, particularly in the inner plexiform layer (IPL), where the two principal neuronal connexin proteins are Cx36 and Cx45. Currently undetermined are coupling relationships between these connexins and whether both are expressed together or separately in a neuronal subtype-specific manner. Although Cx45-expressing neurons strongly couple with Cx36-expressing neurons, possibly via heterotypic gap junctions, Cx45 and Cx36 failed to form… CONTINUE READING

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