explore-blog:    So clever – the human body visualized as a subway map by designer Sam Loman, a fine addition to these visual metaphors using he London Tube map.  Also see these vintage illustrations envisioning the body as a machine.    Mind the gap junctions.   Updated version here.

Artist Sam Loman has created a lovely map of the human body in the style of the London Underground map. Okay it’s strictly not in the style of the London Underground Map because not all the l…

Communicating Junctions - Gap Junctions

Communicating Junctions - Gap Junctions

Gap Junctions are channels between cell membranes that allow ions and small molecules to pass directly from one cell to another. These channels are formed by membrane proteins called connexins. Six connexins in the cell membrane form a channel called a connexon. Connexons from two cells form a gap junction. Gap junctions permit electrical signals to pass directly from one cell to another.

Gap Junctions are channels between cell membranes that allow ions and small molecules to pass directly from one cell to another. These channels are formed by membrane proteins called connexins. Six connexins in the cell membrane form a channel called a connexon. Connexons from two cells form a gap junction. Gap junctions permit electrical signals to pass directly from one cell to another.

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During each heartbeat, intercellular electrical coupling via gap junctions enables synchronous cardiac contraction. In failing hearts, altered expression and localization of gap junction ..

During each heartbeat, intercellular electrical coupling via gap junctions enables synchronous cardiac contraction. In failing hearts, altered expression and localization of gap junction .

Cell image CIL:40197 NCBI Organism: Mus musculus Cell Types: CNS neuron (sensu Vertebrata),astrocyte of the cerebellum Cellular Components: intermediate filament,gap junction,nucleus

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Watch Information Flow between Neighboring Cells [Video and Animation] - Scientific American

Get a glimpse of how cells swap signals with their neighbors via marvels of cellular engineering called gap junctions

Nanoparticles embedded with gap junctions allow for more efficient delivery of chemotherapy drugs to cells

Nanoparticles embedded with gap junctions allow for more efficient delivery of chemotherapy drugs to cells

Dr. Randy Stout: Mobilizing Our Understanding of Gap Junctions | Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Randy Stout has made important contributions to neuroscience through his research on the role of glial cells and gap junctions in brain function.

Image CIL:40197  Image of the Week - March 31, 2014  CIL:40197 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/40197  Mosaic image of mouse cerebellum reconstructed through automated acquisition and stitching of over 1700 individual tiles in the X, Y and Z planes, triple labeled for astrocytes (GFAP; Red), gap junctions (Connexin 43; Green) and nuclei (DAPI; Blue), and imaged using multiphoton microscopy.  Angela Cone, Gina Sosinsky, and Maryann Martone  CC - Attribution Only

Image CIL:40197 Image of the Week - March 31, 2014 CIL:40197 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/40197 Mosaic image of mouse cerebellum reconstructed through automated acquisition and stitching of over 1700 individual tiles in the X, Y and Z planes, triple labeled for astrocytes (GFAP; Red), gap junctions (Connexin 43; Green) and nuclei (DAPI; Blue), and imaged using multiphoton microscopy. Angela Cone, Gina Sosinsky, and Maryann Martone CC - Attribution Only

Connexins: The Gap Junction Proteins

Connexins: The Gap Junction Proteins (Paperback)

Connexins: The Gap Junction Proteins

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