"Gap junctions are like plant plasmodesmata: they are channels that run between membrane pores in adjacent cells, allowing substances to pass between cells."
"Thus, gap junctions are like simple soldered joints between electrical components, while synapses are like complex relay devices, enabling systems."
"protein doorways between adjacent cells. They allow for the flow of materials and electrical charge."
"Gap junctions are like our telephones; they are the main site of our signaling which creates a gap or pore between adjacent cells interconnecting our cytoplasm. This ensures that we work as one and no one gets their own way because when I become a cardiac muscle if I don't achieve teamwork my carrier ie the zerbafish may experience an arrythmais. These gap junctions are very important to my role model, the cardiac muscle because the signal to contract is passed efficiently allowing the heart muscle cells to contract in tandem. By the way, our communication is transient or temporary."
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