The three-dimensional cytoarchitecture and pattern of motor innervation of branched striated myotubes
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1981 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 200, Issue 1, pages 11–31, May 1981
How to Cite
Ontell, M. and Feng, K. C. (1981), The three-dimensional cytoarchitecture and pattern of motor innervation of branched striated myotubes. Anat. Rec., 200: 11–31. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092000103
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 SEP 1980
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAR 1980
Three-dimensional reconstructions of “regenerating” myotubes in the “degeneration-regeneration” regions and in the “regenerative” foci of the extensor digitorum longus muscle of the C57BL6J/dy2J myopathic mutant mouse were made from spaced serial ultrathin section. Complex branching and recombination occurred, involving myotubes which for extensive regions along their length appeared to be independent. No accumulation of specialized organelles occurred at the branching site. Continuous branches displayed multiple discrete motor endplates.