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connexon

[kənek′son]
Etymology: L, con + nectere, to bind
the functional unit of a gap junction; the hexagonal array of membrane-spanning proteins around a central channel that connects with its counterpart in an adjacent cell to form the intercellular pore of the gap junction. See also gap junction.

connexon

(kŏn-ĕks′ŭn)
A protein that forms tunnels across gap junctions, enabling ions or small molecules, such as glucose, to pass from one cell to another.
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Small intracellular pores in endothelial cells may also open in the presence of 5-HT Cx43 is a major connexin found in endothelial cells and is found in connexons, transmembrane gap junctions that allow the diffusion of small molecules between cells.