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, Chile

28 March - 2 April 2015

Conference website

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

  1. Review

    Focus on lens connexins

    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...

    Viviana M. Berthoud and Anaclet Ngezahayo

    BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):6

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  2. Research

    Intermittent hypoxia causes NOX2-dependent remodeling of atrial connexins

    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...

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

    BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):7

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  3. Review

    Pannexin channel and connexin hemichannel expression in vascular function and inflammation

    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...

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

    BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):2

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  4. Review

    Accessing gap-junction channel structure-function relationships through molecular modeling and simulations

    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...

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

    BMC Cell Biology 2017 18(Suppl 1):5

    Published on: 17 January 2017