Expression of multiple connexins in the rat epididymis indicates a complex regulation of gap junctional communication.

@article{Dufresne2003ExpressionOM,
  title={Expression of multiple connexins in the rat epididymis indicates a complex regulation of gap junctional communication.},
  author={Julie Dufresne and Kenneth W. Finnson and Mary Gregory and Daniel G. Cyr},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Cell physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={284 1},
  pages={C33-43}
}
In the epididymis, Cx43 forms gap junctions between principal and basal cells but not between adjacent principal cells. Cx30.3, 31.1, and 32 were identified in adult rat epididymis by RT-PCR, whereas Cx26 was present in young rats. Postnatal development studies indicate that Cx26 mRNA was detectable only in the caput-corpus region of the epididymis and that… CONTINUE READING