Gap Junctions are connections between neighboring cells. They are a tunnel from one cell to one of its neighbors. They act like communication channels that allow both electrical and chemical messages to travel. Ions, hormones and neurotransmitters can pass through these tunnels. One cell can gossip to its neighbors causing the neighbor to change what it’s doing. This is one form of epigenetic communications. These communications don’t leak out and travel to distant cells. They are confined to a neighbor with a direct connection wired between them. Are your cells sending happy healthy messages to each other or messages of illness and destruction?
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