Glossary of "The Cell (5th ed.)" by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Cell-cell junction that links the cytoplasm of adjacent cells and provides a passageway for small molecules and ions to pass from cell to cell. In animal tissues, composed of connexin or innexin proteins. In plants, a similar function is performed by plasmadesmata.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiii + 1268 pp. Garland Science, New York.