Gap junctions in excitable cells

@article{Brink1996GapJI,
  title={Gap junctions in excitable cells},
  author={Peter R. Brink and K Cronin and S. V. Ramanan},
  journal={Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes},
  year={1996},
  volume={28},
  pages={351-358}
}
Gap junction channels are an integral part of the conduction or propagation of an action potential from cell to cell. Gap junctions have rather unique gating and permeability properties which permit the movement of molecules from cell to cell. These molecules may not be directly linked to action potentials but can alter nonjunctional processes within cells, which in turn can affect conduction velocity. The data described in this review reveal that, for the majority of excitable cells, there are… Expand
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