Immunological Investigations of Relatedness between Plant and Animal Connexins

  • A. Xu
  • S. Meiners
  • M. Schindler
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 46)

Abstract

Contact and communication between specific cell types are two fundamental properties that shape and control the organization, activity, and development of tissues (Loewenstein, 1979; Ekblom et al., 1986; Carr, 1976; Warner et al., 1984; Sheridan and Atkinson, 1985). Evolution from single to multicellular organisms necessitated the emergence of unique structures to physically link the intracellular environments of individual cells. Such cytoplasmic linkage served to unify tissue response to biochemical triggers and signals and facilitate the coordination of tissue proliferation and metabolism.

Keywords

Porosity Formaldehyde Petroleum Agarose Aldehyde 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Xu
    • 1
  • S. Meiners
    • 1
  • M. Schindler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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