November 10, 2021

On November 10th 2021, the gap junction community had the pleasure to listen to three eminent speakers. Dr. Nicholas Dale from the University of Warwick (UK) described how connexins can act as CO2 sensors regulating physiological features such as breathing and neuronal activity. Dr. Crystal Sigulinsky from Moran Eye Center of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences of the University of Utah (US), told us about the classic mixed synapses and other chemical electrical synapse topologies in the mammalian retina and how this relates to retinal degeneration. Dr. Eloy Bejarano, from Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU (Spain), gave us a detailed account of how glycative stress compromises p62-selective autophagy and Cx43 turnover. This session was chaired by Luis C. Barrio from Hospital Ramón y Cajal-IRYCYS (Spain).

More than 70 attendees connected via Zoom and many more joined via live YouTube stream. Many thanks to all the speakers, participants and attendees.