Gap junction distribution is altered between cardiac myocytes infected with Trypanosoma cruzi.

@article{Carvalho1992GapJD,
  title={Gap junction distribution is altered between cardiac myocytes infected with Trypanosoma cruzi.},
  author={Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Campos de Carvalho and Herbert B Tanowitz and Murray Wittner and Rolf Dermietzel and Christian Roy and Elliot L. Hertzberg and D C Spray},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={
          733-42
        }
}
Conduction disturbances frequently accompany both acute and chronic Chagas' disease. To explore the possibility that changes in gap junction distribution or abundance might play a role in these disturbances, we have investigated intercellular communication between rat neonatal cardiac myocytes in cultures infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. Contractile activity of infected cells was characterized by regional asynchrony within the culture as well as by irregular contraction patterns. Junctional… CONTINUE READING

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