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Authors: Hülser, Dieter F.
Brümmer, Franz
Title: Closing and opening of gap junction pores between two- and threedimensionally cultured tumor cells
Issue Date: 1982 Zeitschriftenartikel Biophysics of structure and mechanism 9 (1982), S. 83-88. URL
Abstract: Intercellular signal transfer via gap junction pores in cultured multicell spheroids of BICR/M1R-K cells decreases with increasing spheroid age. In two days old spheroids the pores allow passage of Lucifer yellow molecules. Two days later, this fluorescent dye is retained in the injected cell even though the cells are still electrically coupled. Gap junction plaques of considerable size are still found in 9 days old spheroids, when the cells are completely uncoupled. The same cells growing as monolayer cultures do not exhibit such a gradual closing of their gap junction pores: Their coupling is established at first cell contact, probably by a gradual opening of the pores, which remain open even up to 9 days in culture.
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