A gap junction may also be called a nexus or macula communicans. When found
in nerves it may also be called an electrical synapse. While an ephapse has ...
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Gap junctions are intercellular channels some 1.5–2 nm in diameter. These
permit the free passage between the cells of ions and ...
Gap junctions are aggregates of intercellular channels that permit direct cell–cell
transfer of ions and small molecules. Initially described as low-resistance ion ...
Gap junction: An organized collections of protein channels in cell membranes
that allows ions and small molecules to pass between adjacent cells. The protein
Gap junctions are one type of cell connection. When two cells are right next to
each other, their cell membranes may actually be touching. A gap junction is an ...
Gap junction definition, a linkage of two adjacent cells consisting of a system of
channels extending across a gap from one cell to the other, allowing the passage
a place of meeting or coming together. adj., adj junc´tional. atrioventricular
junction in the conduction system of the heart, the junction between the ...
Gap junctions are membrane channels that mediate the cell-to-cell movement of
ions and small metabolites. In the heart, gap junctions play an important role in ...
Gap junctions. Protienaceous tubes that connect adjacent cells. These tubes
allow material to pass from one cell to the next without having to pass through