20. Gap Junctions

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. Jared M. Churko and
  2. Dale W. Laird

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch20

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Churko, J. M. and Laird, D. W. (2011) Gap Junctions, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dental Science Building, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • gap junctions, protein-enriched aggregates - between apposing cells, intercellular communication;
  • molecular combinations of connexins - within a connexon and a gap junction;
  • gap junction domain - gap junction growth, internalization and renewal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspective

  • Molecular Composition of the Gap Junction Domain

  • Gap Junction Growth, Internalization, and Renewal

  • Significance of the Gap Junction Domain

  • Future Directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References