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Gap Junctions MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Gap Junctions
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.420.471
Unique ID
D017629
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017629
Scope Note
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.
Previous Indexing
Intercellular Junctions (1971-1993)
See Also
Connexins
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/08/06
Revision Date
2000/06/22
Gap Junctions Preferred
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