Affordable Access

Structure of gap junctions in cultures of normal and neoplastic bladder epithelial cells.

Authors
  • Pauli, B U
  • Weinstein, R S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experientia
Publication Date
Mar 15, 1981
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
248–250
Identifiers
PMID: 6263677
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Normal rat urinary bladder epithelial cells contain small subunit (PF-1) and large subunit (PF-2) gap junctions, whereas carcinoma cells only contain PF-1 gap junctions. The absence of PF-2 gap junctions, which are composed of larger connections with slightly larger ionic channels, may contribute to altered metabolic coupling between urinary bladder carcinoma cells.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times