File:Gap junction 01.jpg
Discovered by J.P. Revel & M.J. Karnovsky in 1967
- allowing direct communication between cells (open & close)
- close membranes 2 - 3 nm apart
- connexins form hollow 1.5 nm diameter cylinders
- heart muscle, smooth muscle electrical and chemical integration as a single functional unit
- Also in embryonic development (see Blastocyst Development)
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, April 19) Embryology Gap junction 01.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Gap_junction_01.jpg
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