Drosophila Shaking-B protein forms gap junctions in paired Xenopus oocytes

@article{Phelan1998DrosophilaSP,
  title={Drosophila Shaking-B protein forms gap junctions in paired Xenopus oocytes},
  author={Pauline Phelan and Lucy A. Stebbings and Richard A. Baines and Jonathan P. Bacon and Jane A. Davies and Chris M Ford},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={391},
  pages={181-184}
}
In most multicellular organisms direct cell–cell communication is mediated by the intercellular channels of gap junctions. These channels allow the exchange of ions and molecules that are believed to be essential for cell signalling during development and in some differentiated tissues. Proteins called connexins, which are products of a multigene family, are the structural components of vertebrate gap junctions,. Surprisingly, molecular homologues of the connexins have not been described in any… CONTINUE READING

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