The gap junction proteins

J. P. Revel, S. B. Yancey, B. J. Nicholson

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Gap junctions are ubiquitous structures consisting of paired transmembrane channels which allow for cell-cell exchanges. While the morphological appearance and general physiological properties of gap junctions are surprisingly uniform throughout the animal kingdom there is increasing evidence for the presence of tissue-specific proteins, which are highly conserved species. There is evidence that these proteins may belong to several protein families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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