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Ultrastructure of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Vascular Smooth Muscle

  1. Avril V. Somlyo

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020202

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Somlyo, A. V. 2011. Ultrastructure of Vascular Smooth Muscle. Comprehensive Physiology. 33–67.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Contractile Apparatus
    • 1.1
      Filaments
    • 1.2
      Dense Bodies and Surface Patches
    • 1.3
      Extracellular and Cell-to-Cell Connections: Mechanical Coupling
  • 2
    Organelles
    • 2.1
      Sarcoplasmic Reticulum
    • 2.2
      Surface Vesicles
    • 2.3
      Golgi Apparatus and Other Intracellular Organelles
  • 3
    Cell Junctions: Electrical and Metabolic Coupling
    • 3.1
      Structure
    • 3.2
      Function