Protein kinase C-dependent regulation of connexin43 gap junctions and hemichannels

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Connexin43 (Cx43) generates intercellular gap junction channels involved in, among others, cardiac and brain function. Gap junctions are formed by the docking of two hemichannels from neighbouring cells. Undocked Cx43 hemichannels can upon different stimuli open towards the extracellular matrix and allow transport of molecules such as fluorescent dyes and ATP. A range of phosphorylated amino acids have been detected in the C-terminus of Cx43 and their physiological role has been intensively studied both in the gap junctional form of Cx43 and in its hemichannel configuration. We present the current knowledge of protein kinase C (PKC)-dependent regulation of Cx43 and discuss the divergent results.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)519-23
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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