Glossary of "The Cell (5th ed.)" by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Water-filled pore in the plasma membrane formed by a ring of six connexin protein subunits. Half of a gap junction: connexons from two adjoining cells join to form a continuous channel through which ions and small molecules can pass.
- 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.