Role of gap junctions during early embryo development.


Gap junctional communication plays a central role in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis by allowing the passage of small molecules between adjacent cells. Gap junctions are composed of a family of proteins termed connexins. During preimplantation development several connexin proteins are expressed and assembled into gap junctions in the plasma membrane… (More)


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@article{Houghton2005RoleOG, title={Role of gap junctions during early embryo development.}, author={Franchesca Dawn Houghton}, journal={Reproduction}, year={2005}, volume={129 2}, pages={129-35} }