The structure of junctions between lens fiber cells.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Junctions which have been isolated from bovine lens may correspond to the tongue-and groove interdigitations observed between intact cells. These junctions have an overall thickness of 13-14 nm, a striking undulating surface topology, and contain protein subunits of congruent to 27 000 daltons which are arranged in a 6.6-6.7-nm square lattice in the plane of each membrane. A similar square-lattice structure has been observed in junctions from fragments of intact rate lens. Junctions from both sources are structurally different from "typical' gap junctions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simon, SA; Zampighi, G; McIntosh, TJ; Costello, MJ; Ting-beall, HP; Robertson, JD

Published Date

  • May 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 7093443

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0144-8463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01115119


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England