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