Connexins: Functions Without Junctions

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2004 Oct;16(5):507-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2004.07.014.

Abstract

Emerging studies indicate that connexins have activities completely unrelated to gap junctions and, conversely, that non-connexin proteins can form gap junction channels.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / pathogenicity
  • Biological Transport / physiology
  • Calcium / metabolism
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Connexins / physiology*
  • Gap Junctions / physiology*
  • Models, Biological
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*

Substances

  • Connexins
  • Calcium