Problem: Explain the importance of gap junctions in intercellular communication and how this mechanism is related to cancer?

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Gap junction are intercellular connection between adjacent cells. This directly connects the adjacent cells together and allows the ions, molecules and electrical impulses to pass through between the cells. Direct interaction between cells result in the homeostasis of the tissues, and regulated cell growth and differentiation. 

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Explain the importance of gap junctions in intercellular communication and how this mechanism is related to cancer?

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