Gap and Tight Junctions in Liver: Composition, Regulation, and Function

Takashi Kojima, Norimasa Sawada, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Alfredo G. Fort, David C. Spray

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7 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Liver
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Pathobiology: Fifth Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780470723135
StatePublished - Oct 6 2009


  • Communication through gap junction channels
  • Function and regulation of tight junctions
  • Gap and tight junctions in liver-composition, regulation, and function
  • Gap junction functions in liver
  • Human liver and tight junction proteins and structures
  • Liver, structure of junctions in liver
  • Molecular components of liver gap junction channels
  • Prominent junctional types in liver-gap- and tight junctions
  • Regulation of coupling between hepatocytes
  • Tight junctions-apically located intercellular junctional complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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