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Volume 17 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the International Gap Junction Conference 2015

Research

Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

Valparaiso, Chile28 March - 2 April 2015

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Edited by Juan C Sáez.

  1. Internalization of gap junction plaques results in the formation of annular gap junction vesicles. The factors that regulate the coordinated internalization of the gap junction plaques to form annular gap junc...

    Authors: Matthias M. Falk, Cheryl L. Bell, Rachael M. Kells Andrews and Sandra A. Murray
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S22
  2. Gap junctions mediate electrical synaptic transmission between neurons. While the actions of neurotransmitter modulators on the conductance of gap junctions have been extensively documented, increasing evidenc...

    Authors: Julie S. Haas, Corey M. Greenwald and Alberto E. Pereda
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):14
  3. Mutations in human connexin (Cx) genes have been related to diseases, which we termed connexinopathies. Such hereditary disorders include nonsyndromic or syndromic deafness (Cx26, Cx30), Charcot Marie Tooth di...

    Authors: Isaac E. García, Pavel Prado, Amaury Pupo, Oscar Jara, Diana Rojas-Gómez, Paula Mujica, Carolina Flores-Muñoz, Jorge González-Casanova, Carolina Soto-Riveros, Bernardo I. Pinto, Mauricio A. Retamal, Carlos González and Agustín D. Martínez
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S17
  4. Connexins mediate intercellular communication by assembling into hexameric channel complexes that act as hemichannels and gap junction channels. Most connexins are characterized by a very rapid turn-over in a ...

    Authors: Jegan Iyyathurai, Jean-Paul Decuypere, Luc Leybaert, Catheleyne D’hondt and Geert Bultynck
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S20
  5. Communication among cells via direct cell-cell contact by connexin gap junctions, or between cell and extracellular environment via pannexin channels or connexin hemichannels, is a key factor in cell function ...

    Authors: Jean X. Jiang and Silvia Penuela
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):S12
  6. Mutations in the gene encoding for dysferlin cause recessive autosomal muscular dystrophies called dysferlinopathies. These mutations induce several alterations in skeletal muscles, including, inflammation, in...

    Authors: Luis A. Cea, Jorge A. Bevilacqua, Christian Arriagada, Ana María Cárdenas, Anne Bigot, Vincent Mouly, Juan C. Sáez and Pablo Caviedes
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):15
  7. Post-translational modifications of connexins play an important role in the regulation of gap junction and hemichannel permeability. The prerequisite for the formation of functional gap junction channels is th...

    Authors: Kristin Pogoda, Petra Kameritsch, Mauricio A. Retamal and José L. Vega
    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2016 17(Suppl 1):11

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