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Gap Junctional Communication Between Cells during Development

  • C. R. Green
  • N. B. Gilula
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 99)

Abstract

In the quarter century since low resistance intercellular pathways were first discovered (1), considerable knowledge has been gained about gap junctions, the membrane specializations generally considered to provide the means for ionic and metabolic coupling between cells. Since most of this work has been extensively reviewed in recent years (2–12), we only intend to provide a general background to gap junction communication, with selected examples, concentrating more on the potential function of this specific cell-cell interaction event in developing systems.

Keywords

Intercellular Communication Ionic Coupling Junctional Conductivity Intercellular Coupling Metabolic Coupling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Green
    • 1
  • N. B. Gilula
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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