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Cells participating in mitotic replication exit the G0 phase and enter the cell cycle. Cell organelle growth occurs during the G1 phase, followed by DNA synthesis in the S phase, followed by a second gap (G2 phase). The mitotic process results in two identical progeny cells. BIOCHEMISTRY Gap junctions are direct cytoplasmic connections between adjacent cells. The six transmembrane-spanning connexon monomers create a potential channel through the cell membrane. Connexons can bind to a similar channel located in the cell membrane of an adjacent cell.
Local potentials are transmitted both along the cytosol and across the cell membrane. Increasing cytosolic resistance directs more current to flow along the membrane. Decreasing cytosolic resistance allows more current to flow through the cytosol and decreases the local potential across the membrane. Transmission of the local potential along the membrane is called electrotonic conductance. The amplitude of local potentials that spread electronically decreases with distance. The magnitude of the local potential is increased by temporal summation.
Two separate gradients affect K+ movement: the chemical driving force from diffusion and an electrostatic driving force from the electrical charge. There can be a balance between these driving forces, so that the outward diffusional tendency TABLE 4-1. 0001 mEq/L +144 mV Cl– 110 mEq/L 20 mEq/L –46 mV for K+ is offset by the inward electrostatic attraction. This is a condition of steady state. When these forces are completely balanced, there will be no net movement between intracellular and extracellular K+ pools.