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  • Connexin [r]: Family of structurally-related transmembrane proteins that assemble to form vertebrate gap junctions. [e]
  • Connexon [r]: Assembly of 6 proteins called connexins that forms a bridge called a gap junction between the cytoplasm of two adjacent cells. [e]
  • Gene [r]: The functional unit of heredity. [e]
  • Innexin [r]: Member of a class of proteins which is used to create gap junctions in invertebrates. [e]
  • Leech [r]: Annelids of the class Hirudinea, characterized by a cylindrical or slightly flattened body with suckers at either end for attaching to prey and drawing blood. [e]
  • Pannexin [r]: Member of a vertebrate family of proteins homologous to the invertebrate innexins, present to form channels that allow release of ATP in erythrocytes and taste receptor cells. [e]
  • Potassium [r]: A very reactive, silvery white alkali metal, chemical element 19 with symbol K. [e]
  • Synapse [r]: Contact point between neurons and other cells, crucial for nerve signalling [e]