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Description of Gap junction

Gap junction: connections between cells which allow passage of small molecules and electric current; the variety in the properties of gap junctions is reflected in the number of connexins, the family of proteins which form the junctions.
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Gap junction: Connections between cells which allow passage of small molecules and electric current. Gap junctions were first described anatomically as regions of close apposition between cells with a narrow (1-2 nm) gap between cell membranes. The variety in the properties of gap junctions is reflected in the number of CONNEXINS, the family of proteins which form the junctions.
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