Intercellular Transport

Science Signaling  09 Apr 2013:

DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2003457


These animations depict generalities of intercellular transport. The animation called “permeability and transport” demonstrates the permeability of four classes of molecules. The “gap junctions” animation shows how these intercellular complexes exclude large factors while they allow small factors to diffuse between cells. These animations serve as useful resources for any collegiate-level course that describes these processes. Courses that might use them include biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, introductory biology, and physiology.

Full article available 16 April 2013, Vol. 6, Issue 271, tr4