Electrical Coupling: Low Resistance Junctions between Mitotic and Interphase Fibroblasts in Tissue Culture

Science  23 Oct 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3956, pp. 464-466
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3956.464


Dividing cells of chick embryonic fibroblasts and of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (3T3) in tissue culture are electrically coupled to their interphase neighbors. Recordings from many such cells suggest that this coupling persists throughout the division cycle of the mitotic cell.