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Volume 18 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the International Gap Junction Conference 2015: second issue


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

Conference website

Edited by Juan C. Sáez and Agustín D. Martínez.

  1. The lens is an avascular organ composed of an anterior epithelial cell layer and fiber cells that form the bulk of the organ. The lens expresses connexin43 (Cx43), connexin46 (Cx46) and connexin50 (Cx50). Epit...

    Authors: Viviana M. Berthoud and Anaclet Ngezahayo

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):6

    Content type: Review

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  2. Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to the development of heart disease and arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. Since altered conduction through gap junction channels can contribute to the pathogen...

    Authors: Joanna Gemel, Zihan Su, Alex Gileles-Hillel, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, David Gozal and Eric C. Beyer

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):7

    Content type: Research

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  3. Control of blood flow distribution and tissue homeostasis depend on the tight regulation of and coordination between the microvascular network and circulating blood cells. Channels formed by connexins or panne...

    Authors: Daniela Begandt, Miranda E Good, Alex S. Keller, Leon J. DeLalio, Carol Rowley, Brant E. Isakson and Xavier F. Figueroa

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):2

    Content type: Review

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  4. Gap junctions are unique membrane channels that play a significant role in intercellular communication in the developing and mature central nervous system (CNS). These channels are composed of connexin protein...

    Authors: Andrei B. Belousov, Joseph D. Fontes, Moises Freitas-Andrade and Christian C. Naus

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):4

    Content type: Review

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  5. Gap junction channels (GJCs) are massive protein channels connecting the cytoplasm of adjacent cells. These channels allow intercellular transfer of molecules up to ~1 kDa, including water, ions and other meta...

    Authors: F. Villanelo, Y. Escalona, C. Pareja-Barrueto, J. A. Garate, I. M. Skerrett and T. Perez-Acle

    Citation: BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):5

    Content type: Review

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    84 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    162 days from submission to acceptance
    22 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    For BMC Cell Biology (former title)
    4.241 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.810 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.555 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.651 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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