An update on minding the gap in cancer

Marc Mesnil, Trond Aasen, Jonathan Boucher, Amandine Chépied, Laurent Cronier, Norah Defamie, Petra Kameritsch, Dale W. Laird, Paul D. Lampe, Justin D. Lathia, Edward Leithe, Parmender P Mehta, Arnaud Monvoisin, Kristin Pogoda, Wun Chey Sin, Arantxa Tabernero, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Elizabeth S. Yeh, Maria Lucia Zaidan Dagli, Christian C. Naus

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This article is a report of the “International Colloquium on Gap junctions: 50 Years of Impact on Cancer” that was held 8–9 September 2016, at the Amphitheater “Pôle Biologie Santé” of the University of Poitiers (Poitiers, France). The colloquium was organized by M Mesnil (Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France) and C Naus (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal work published in 1966 by Loewenstein and Kanno [Intercellular communication and the control of tissue growth: lack of communication between cancer cells, Nature, 116 (1966) 1248–1249] which initiated studies on the involvement of gap junctions in carcinogenesis. During the colloquium, 15 participants presented reviews or research updates in the field which are summarized below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • Cancer
  • Cell migration
  • Connexin
  • Gap junction
  • Invasion
  • Tumor progression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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