Dynamic connexin43 expression and gap junctional communication during endoderm differentiation of F9 embryonal carcinoma cells.

@article{Heyden2000DynamicCE,
  title={Dynamic connexin43 expression and gap junctional communication during endoderm differentiation of F9 embryonal carcinoma cells.},
  author={Marcel A G van der Heyden and Johanna Maria Veltmaat and Jeanine A.A Hendriks and Olivier H. J. Destr{\'e}e and Libert H. K. Defize},
  journal={European journal of cell biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={272-82}
}
Gap junctional communication permits the direct intercellular exchange of small molecules and ions. In vertebrates, gap junctions are formed by the conjunction of two connexons, each consisting of a hexamer of connexin proteins, and are either established or degraded depending on the nature of the tissue formed. Gap junction function has been implicated in both directing developmental cell fate decisions and in tissue homeostasis/metabolite exchange. In mouse development, formation of the extra… CONTINUE READING