Immunological Investigations of Relatedness between Plant and Animal Connexins
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.
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