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Gap junction protein, alpha 9, 59kDa

Connexins, such as GJA9, are involved in the formation of gap junctions, intercellular conduits that directly connect the cytoplasms of contacting cells. Each gap junction channel is formed by docking of 2 hemichannels, each of which contains 6 connexin subunits (Sohl et al., 2003 [PubMed 12881038]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008] (from NCBI)
Top mentioned proteins: Connexin 43, Cx26, Cx31
Papers on connexin58
The connexin gene family in mammals.
Mikalsen et al., Oslo, Norway. In Biol Chem, 2005
Connexin25 and 58 have been considered specific for man, but evident orthologs of connexin25 were found in dog, cow and opossum, and orthologs of connexin58 were found in dog and cow.
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