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Complex protein assemblies; a group of six makes up a connexon.
See also: connexons.
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Jiang and her team study the eye lens, which is rich in connexin proteins, as a model system to understand how connexin functions in cells throughout the body.
A missense mutation in connexin 26, DHH6, causes mutilating keratoderma with sensori-neural deafness (Vohwinkel's syndrome) in three unreleated families.
Contribution of connexin 26 (GJB2) mutations and founder effect to nonsyndromic hearing loss in India.
Immunohistochemical study of the c-kit expressing cells and connexin 43 in the guineapig digestive tract.
Clinical Studies of Families with Hearing Loss Attributable to Mutations in the connexin 26 Gene (GJB2/DFNB1)," Pediatrics 103 (1999): 546-674.
Cells without the connexin gene didn't harm nearby cells, however.
During the development of many cancers, a defect in the functioning of connexin proteins interferes with transmittal of cell-to-cell messages.
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Avraham of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Yehoash Raphael of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Michigan's Kresge Hearing Research Institute, doctoral student Shaked Shivatzki created a mouse population possessing the gene that produces the most prevalent form of hearing loss in humans: the mutated connexin 26 gene.
The CONNECT project is anticipated to significantly impact the connexin and pannexin research area, as it foresees the development and optimisation of new tools and technology to study connexin hemichannels and pannexin channels.