Gene Symbol: Gjd4
Description: gap junction protein, delta 4
Alias: Cx39, gap junction delta-4 protein, connexin 39, gap junction channel protein
Species: rat

Top Publications

  1. von Maltzahn J, Euwens C, Willecke K, Sohl G. The novel mouse connexin39 gene is expressed in developing striated muscle fibers. J Cell Sci. 2004;117:5381-92 pubmed
    ..These antibodies yielded punctate signals on apposed plasma membranes of HeLa cells transfected with Cx39 cDNA but did not react with wild-type cells...
  2. Cruciani V, Heintz K, Hus√ły T, Hovig E, Warren D, Mikalsen S. The detection of hamster connexins: a comparison of expression profiles with wild-type mouse and the cancer-prone Min mouse. Cell Commun Adhes. 2004;11:155-71 pubmed
    ..In contrast, there were minimal differences in expression profiles between wild type and Min mice. Species-specific expression profiles should be considered in attempts to make animal models of human connexin-associated diseases. ..
  3. Trovato Salinaro A, Belluardo N, Frinchi M, von Maltzahn J, Willecke K, Condorelli D, et al. Regulation of connexin gene expression during skeletal muscle regeneration in the adult rat. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009;296:C593-606 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of present work was to perform a comparative spatial and temporal analysis of connexin (Cx) 37, Cx39, Cx40, Cx43, and Cx45 expression in the adult regenerating skeletal muscle in response to crush injury...
  4. von Maltzahn J, Wulf V, Matern G, Willecke K. Connexin39 deficient mice display accelerated myogenesis and regeneration of skeletal muscle. Exp Cell Res. 2011;317:1169-78 pubmed publisher
    ..We generated Cx39 deficient mice by replacing the coding region of the Gjd4 gene by DNA coding for the enhanced green fluorescent protein eGFP...