Structure of gap junctions in cultures of normal and neoplastic bladder epithelial cells

B. U. Pauli, R. S. Weinstein

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Abstract

Normal rat urinary bladder epithelial cells contain small subunit (PF-1) and large subunit (PF-2) gap junctions, whereas carcinoma cells only contain PF-1 gap junctions. The absence of PF-2 gap junctions, which are composed of larger connexons with slightly larger ionic channels, may contribute to altered metabolic coupling between urinary bladder carcinoma cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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