Gap junctions are conduits that allow the direct cell-to-cell passage of small cytoplasmic molecules, including ions, metabolic intermediates, and second messengers, and thereby mediate intercellular metabolic and electrical communication. Gap junction channels consist of connexin protein subunits, which are encoded by a multigene family.
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Protein Aliases: connexin 31.1; Connexin-31.1; Cx31.1; Gap junction beta-5 protein; gap junction membrane channel protein beta 5; GJB5
Gene Aliases: Cnx31.1; Cx31.1; Cxn-31.1; Gjb-5; Gjb5
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q02739
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 14622