"Connexins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A group of homologous proteins which form the intermembrane channels of GAP JUNCTIONS. The connexins are the products of an identified gene family which has both highly conserved and highly divergent regions. The variety contributes to the wide range of functional properties of gap junctions.
- Gap Junction Protein
- Junction Protein, Gap
- Gap Junction Proteins
- Junction Proteins, Gap
- Gap Junction Channel Proteins
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