Gap junctions and neurological disorders of the central nervous system.

@article{Nakase2004GapJA,
  title={Gap junctions and neurological disorders of the central nervous system.},
  author={Taizen Nakase and Christian C. Naus},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2004},
  volume={1662 1-2},
  pages={149-58}
}
Gap junctions are intercellular channels which directly connect the cytoplasm between neighboring cells. In the central nervous system (CNS) various kinds of cells are coupled by gap junctions, which play an important role in maintaining normal function. Neuronal gap junctions are involved in electrical coupling and may also contribute to the recovery of function after cell injury. Astrocytes are involved in the pathology of most neuronal disorders, including brain ischemia, Alzheimer's disease… CONTINUE READING

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