Developmental regulation of connexins 26, 32, 36, and 43 in trigeminal neurons.

@article{Honma2004DevelopmentalRO,
  title={Developmental regulation of connexins 26, 32, 36, and 43 in trigeminal neurons.},
  author={Shiho Honma and Shampa De and Daniel LeZhi Li and Charles F. Shuler and Jack E. Turman},
  journal={Synapse},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={258-71}
}
The transition from sucking to chewing during postnatal development is accompanied by changes in masticatory muscle activity patterns. We previously demonstrated that changes in numerous parameters of chemical synapses among neurons, and intrinsic membrane properties of neurons, comprising brainstem oral-motor circuits are coincident with changes in masticatory muscle activity patterns. Considering recent findings that implicate a role for gap junctions in early locomotor and respiratory… CONTINUE READING