Gap junctions and tissue business: Problems and strategies for developing specific functional reagents

D. A. Goodenough, L. S. Musil

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The complex and overlapping tissue distribution of different members of the gap junctional connexin protein family is reviewed. Intermixing of different connexins in the building of intercellular channels and translational and posttranslational regulation of gap junctional channels add additional challenges to the interpretation of the possible functions played by gap junction-mediated intercellular communication in tissue business.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cell Science
Issue numberSUPPL. 17
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993



  • Gap junctions
  • Intercellular communication
  • Phosphorylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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