Connexins pave the way for vascular communication

Cor De Wit*

*Corresponding author for this work
60 Citations (Scopus)


Coordinated behavior within arterioles is necessary for large resistance changes to occur and is reflected as a conduction of dilations/constrictions along arterioles. These responses arise from locally initiated hyper- or depolarizations that propagate via transmembrane channels formed by connexins (gap junctions). Mounting evidence indicates that gap-junctional communication contributes to the control of vascular tone.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 06.2004

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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