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Heterogeneity in the distribution of vascular gap junctions and connexins: implications for function

Hill, Caryl; Rummery, Nicole; Hickey, Haruyo; Sandow, Shaun L


1. Gap junctions, which are comprised of members of a family of membrane proteins called connexins (Cx), permit the transfer of electrical and chemical information between adjacent cells in a wide variety of tissues. The aim of the present study was to compare the expression of Cx37, 40 and 43 in the smooth muscle and endothelium of a large elastic artery and two smaller muscular arteries of the rat. Serial section electron microscopy was also used to determine the presence of pentalaminar gap...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1681.2002.03699.x


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