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Gap Junctions

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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Adhesion EM Images: GIT epithelia EM1 | GIT epithelia EM2 | GIT epithelia EM3 | Desmosome EM
Adhesion Cartoons: Tight junction | Adherens Junction | Desmosome | Gap Junction



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, February 22) 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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