Connexins pave the way for vascular communication.

  title={Connexins pave the way for vascular communication.},
  author={Cor de Wit},
  journal={News in physiological sciences : an international journal of physiology produced jointly by the International Union of Physiological Sciences and the American Physiological Society},
  • Cor de Wit
  • Published 2004 in
    News in physiological sciences : an international…
Coordinated behavior within arterioles is necessary for large resistance changes to occur and is reflected as a conduction of dilations/constrictions along arterioles. These responses arise from locally initiated hyper- or depolarizations that propagate via transmembrane channels formed by connexins (gap junctions). Mounting evidence indicates that gap-junctional communication contributes to the control of vascular tone. 

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