Expression of connexin29 and 32 in the penumbra region after traumatic brain injury of mice.

@article{Moon2010ExpressionOC,
  title={Expression of connexin29 and 32 in the penumbra region after traumatic brain injury of mice.},
  author={Younghye Moon and So Yoen Choi and Kyungjin Kim and Hyun Hae Kim and Woong Sun},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 18},
  pages={1135-9}
}
Connexins (Cx) are transmembrane proteins forming vertebrate gap junction channels for direct cell-cell communication. We found that the expressions of two Cx family members, Cx29 and Cx32, were progressively increased in the sharp border of injury penumbra regions after cryotraumatic brain injury. Although these two Cxs are expressed exclusively in the oligodendrocytes in the normal cerebral cortex, their expressions were increased in the astrocytes and microglia localized in the injury border… CONTINUE READING