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gap junction
NOUN [CELL BIOLOGY.]
1.
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 of ions and small molecules.
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A gap junction may also be called a nexus or macula communicans. When found in neurons or nerves it may also be called an electrical synapse. While an ...

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Learn more about gap junctions in the Boundless open textbook. A gap junction is a specialized cell junction that directly connects the cytoplasm of two cells.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2742079

Gap junctions are aggregates of intercellular channels that permit direct cell–cell transfer of ions and small molecules. Initially described as low-resistance ion ...

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Dec 8, 2015 ... Gap junctions allow the exchange of ions, second messengers, and small metabolites between adjacent cells and are formed by two unrelated ...

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Apr 11, 2001 ... Gap junctions contain channels that connect neighboring cells. They differ from other membrane channels since they exist between two cells, ...

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Gap junction: An organized collections of protein channels in cell membranes that allows ions and small molecules to pass between adjacent cells. The protein  ...

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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 ...

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For many years neuronal gap junctions or electrical synapses have been known to provide a much simpler mechanism for information signalling between ...