Diversity and properties of connexin gap junction channels.

@article{Rakauskas2010DiversityAP,
  title={Diversity and properties of connexin gap junction channels.},
  author={Mindaugas Ra{\vc}kauskas and Vaidas Neverauskas and Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis},
  journal={Medicina},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          1-12
        }
}
Gap junction channels are composed of two apposing hemichannels (connexons) in the contiguous cells and provide a direct pathway for electrical and metabolic signaling between adjacent cells. The family of connexin genes comprises 20 members in the mouse and 21 genes in the human genome. Connexins are expressed in all tissues except differentiated skeletal muscle, erythrocytes, and mature sperm cells. Various tissues express more than one type of connexins; therefore, homotypic, heterotypic… CONTINUE READING

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