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- Connexin : Family of structurally-related transmembrane proteins that assemble to form vertebrate gap junctions.
- Electrical synapse : Anatomically specialized junction between two nerve cells at which an electrical current flows directly from one cell into the other.
- Phagocytosis : That part of immune response in which defensive cells such as neutrophils and macrophages surround and "digest" foreign particles
- Protein : A polymer of amino acids; basic building block of living systems.
- Synapse : Contact point between neurons and other cells, crucial for nerve signalling