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Involvement of Connexin Hemichannels in the Inflammatory Response of Chronic Diseases

by Juan C. Sáez 1,2,* and Colin Green 3,*
Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Alameda 340, 8331150 Santiago, Chile
Instituto de Neurociencias, Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso, Universidad de Valparaíso, 2381850 Valparaíso, Chile
Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(9), 2469;
Received: 3 August 2018 / Revised: 18 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 21 August 2018
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Over the last decade it has become evident that under normal conditions connexin hemichannels are either not expressed (e.g., skeletal muscle) or are expressed in very low numbers with low open probability in various mammalian tissues (e.g., liver and central nervous system (CNS)).[...] View Full-Text
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Sáez, J.C.; Green, C. Involvement of Connexin Hemichannels in the Inflammatory Response of Chronic Diseases. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2469.

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