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Structure of intestinal musculature

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. Giorgio Gabella

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060102

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Gabella, G. 2011. Structure of intestinal musculature. Comprehensive Physiology. 103–139.

Author Information

  1. Department of Anatomy, University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Arrangement Of Intestinal Muscles
  • 2
    Extracellular Materials
  • 3
    Smooth Muscle Cells
    • 3.1
      Cell Size and Shape
    • 3.2
      Caveolae
    • 3.3
      Dense Bands
    • 3.4
      Sarcoplasmic Reticulum
    • 3.5
      Mitochondria and Other Organelles
  • 4
    Cell Junctions
    • 4.1
      Gap Junctions
    • 4.2
      Intermediate Junctions
    • 4.3
      Basal Lamina and Cell-to-Stroma Junctions
    • 4.4
      Terminal Apparatus of Muscle Cells and Cell-to-Tendon Junctions
  • 5
    Filaments
    • 5.1
      Actin Filaments
    • 5.2
      Myosin Filaments
    • 5.3
      Intermediate Filaments
    • 5.4
      Dense Bodies
  • 6
    Structural Changes During Contraction
  • 7
    Other Cell Types
  • 8
    Submucosa
  • 9
    Development Of Intestinal Musculature
  • 10
    Hypertrophy Of Intestinal Musculature