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Gap junction protein, beta 2, 26kDa
Cx26, connexin 26, GJB2, KID, HID
This gene encodes a member of the gap junction protein family. The gap junctions were first characterized by electron microscopy as regionally specialized structures on plasma membranes of contacting adherent cells. These structures were shown to consist of cell-to-cell channels that facilitate the transfer of ions and small molecules between cells. The gap junction proteins, also known as connexins, purified from fractions of enriched gap junctions from different tissues differ. According to sequence similarities at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, the gap junction proteins are divided into two categories, alpha and beta. Mutations in this gene are responsible for as much as 50% of pre-lingual, recessive deafness. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008] (from
Wang et al., Beijing, China. In Sci China Life Sci, 30 Sep 2015
A couple with a proband child of GJB2 (encoding the gap junction protein connexin 26)-associated hearing impairment and a previous pregnancy miscarriage sought for a reproductive solution to bear a healthy child.
Kidder et al., London, Canada. In Hum Reprod Update, May 2015
Blocking of CX26 channels in the uterine epithelium disrupted implantation whereas loss or reduction of CX43 expression in the uterine stroma impaired decidualization and vascularization in mouse and human.
Desplan et al., East New York, United States. In Cell, Sep 2014
Within a single lineage, intermediate precursors initially do not divide and generate only one neuron; subsequently, precursors divide, but their Notch(ON) progeny systematically die through Reaper activity, whereas later, their Notch(OFF) progeny die through Hid activity.
Garabédian et al., Paris, France. In Otol Neurotol, 2012
After cochlear implantation, perceptive and linguistic evolutions for populations of GJB2 mutation and Waardenburg syndrome were of good quality, but lexical evaluation showed residual language difficulties in both groups.
We identified six new susceptibility loci associated with psoriasis in the Chinese study containing the candidate genes ERAP1, PTTG1, CSMD1, GJB2, SERPINB8 and ZNF816A (combined P < 5 × 10⁻⁸) and replicated one locus, 5q33.1 (TNIP1-ANXA6), previously reported (combined P = 3.8 × 10⁻²¹) in the European studies.