"Connexin 26" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A gap junction protein encoded by the Gap Junction Beta 2 or GJB2 gene. In the cochlea and epidermis, its hexamers form channels between cells that open to allow cell-to-cell diffusion of small molecules as well as recycling of potassium. Mutations in Connexin 26 are associated with congenital SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS.
- Connexin 26
- 26, Connexin
- beta2 Connexin
- Connexin, beta2
- Connexin beta-2
- Connexin beta 2
- beta-2, Connexin
- Connexin Cx26
- Cx26, Connexin
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