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11: Gap Junctions
Direct cellular connections such as gap junctions in animal cells and
plasmodesmata in plant cells permit:
||adjacent cells to adhere strongly to each other.
second messengers produced in one cell
to rapidly diffuse into and stimulate events in surrounding cells.
Yes, communication between cells through
gap junctions ( animal cells) and plasmodesmata (plant cells)
is very important in biology. The size of the opening between
membranes is very small and would not permit enzymes or genetic
information to move between cells.
||adjacent cells to form a water-tight barrier between
||protein kinases to flow between cells, coordinating
cellular responses in a tissue.
||the rapid exchange of genetic information between
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