connexon

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connexon

[kə′nek‚sän]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of the cylindrical channels associated with gap junctions.
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In the current edition, Ganong (physiology, University of California) expands coverage of food intake, mitochondria and molecular motors, melanopsin, pheromones, von Willebrand factor, and the complexity of connexons, while sections on renal function and estrogen receptors have been updated.