Gap Junction Protocols

  • Mathieu Vinken
  • Scott R. Johnstone

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1437)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michaël Maes, Joost Willebrords, Sara Crespo Yanguas, Bruno Cogliati, Mathieu Vinken
    Pages 1-19
  3. Joost Willebrords, Michaël Maes, Sara Crespo Yanguas, Bruno Cogliati, Mathieu Vinken
    Pages 37-53
  4. Bruno Cogliati, Michaël Maes, Isabel Veloso Alves Pereira, Joost Willebrords, Tereza Cristina Da Silva, Sara Crespo Yanguas et al.
    Pages 55-70
  5. Miranda E. Good, Daniela Begandt, Leon J. DeLalio, Scott R. Johnstone, Brant E. Isakson
    Pages 71-82
  6. Alexander W. Lohman, Adam C. Straub, Scott R. Johnstone
    Pages 97-111
  7. Pavel Babica, Iva Sovadinová, Brad L. Upham
    Pages 133-144
  8. Michael D. Fridman, Jun Liu, Yu Sun, Robert M. Hamilton
    Pages 145-154
  9. Elke Decrock, Marijke De Bock, Diego De Baere, Delphine Hoorelbeke, Nan Wang, Luc Leybaert
    Pages 155-169
  10. Maria Kuzma-Kuzniarska, Clarence Yapp, Philippa A. Hulley
    Pages 171-179
  11. Jegan Iyyathurai, Bernard Himpens, Geert Bultynck, Catheleyne D’hondt
    Pages 203-211
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


Presenting state-of-the-art protocols to study gap junctions, this detailed book first focuses on the use of methods and tools to investigate the different aspects of connexin expression and gap junction regulation. The second part of the volume describes several methods to probe gap junction functionality as such. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step and readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Gap Junction Protocols is intended for basic and applied researchers in the area of biomedical and life sciences, both in academic and industrial settings.


Connexin expression Cell signaling Connexons Gap junctional intercellular communication GJIC regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mathieu Vinken
    • 1
  • Scott R. Johnstone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of in Vitro Toxicology and DVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular ResearchUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3662-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3664-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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