Connexons, illustration

Connexons, illustration

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Caption: Connexons, each composed of six connexins, form gap junctions to connect cell membranes and allow selective transportation of particles between cells. The hydrophilic pore permits passage of ions and small molecules such as cyclic AMP or fluorescein, but excludes macromolecules.

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Keywords: cell, colorized, connexin, connexon, cyclic amp, diagram, drawing, enhance, enhancement, fluoroscein, gap junction, hemichannel, histology, hydrophilic, illustration, ion, medical, membrane, nexus, pore, science

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