Degradation of Endocytosed Gap Junctions by Autophagosomal and Endo-/lysosomal Pathways: A Perspective


Gap junctions (GJs) are composed of tens to many thousands of double-membrane spanning GJ channels that cluster together to form densely packed channel arrays (termed GJ plaques) in apposing plasma membranes of neighboring cells. In addition to providing direct intercellular communication (GJIC, their hallmark function), GJs, based on their characteristic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00232-012-9464-0


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