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Gap Junctions

"Gap Junctions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gap Junctions" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Gap Junctions" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 227 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2011
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