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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Each connexon comprises a pairs of Connexin43, 46 and 50 subunits (Santana and Waiswo, 2011; Beyer and Berthoud, 2014).
12-25 The hexameric Cx43 protein complex connexon, both as a gap junction and as a hemichannel, forms large-conductance ion channel with chemical gating similar to the Bcl-2 channels.
The connexon is a hexagonal arrangement of six subunits of a protein named connexin (Cx).
Connexins form intercellular channels by combining in groups of six to form a structure called a connexon.
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Each connexon comprises six connexins which are assembled in the endoplasmic reticulum or in the Golgi apparatus to form a connexon hemi-channel.
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It is not surprising, therefore, that the gap-junctional channels of electrically coupled cells and the hemichannels formed by their connexon precursors often exhibit similar regulatory mechanisms and gating properties (2).
Six connexin polypeptides oligomerize to form a membrane hemichannel or connexon, clusters of which join with the connexons of adjacent cells to create the gap junction.
1982) and have perturbing effects on the ultrastructure of connexon arrangements (Deleze and Herve, 1983).