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Title: Ultrastructure of striated muscle fibers in the middle third of the human esophagus
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología::616.7 - Patología de los órganos de la locomoción. Sistema locomotor y esquelético
Keywords: Skeletal muscle
Abstract: Striated muscle fibers and .their spatial relationship to smooth muscle cells have been studied in the middle third of human esophagus. Biopsies were obtained from 3 patients during surgery. In both the circular and longitudinal layers, the muscle coat of this transition zone was composed of fascicles of uniform dimensioi~ (100-200 pm of diameter); some of these bundles were made up of striated muscle fibers, others were pure bundles of smooth muscle cells and some were of the mixed type. Striated muscle fibers represented three different types, which were considered as intermediate, with certain structural features characteristic of the fast fiber type. Of these, the most frequently-found fibers were most similar to the fast fiber type. Satellite cells were numerous; in mixed fascicles they were gradually replaced by smooth muscle cells. The gap between striated muscle fiber and smooth muscle cells was more than 200 nm wide. It contained the respective basal laminae and a delicate layer of amorphous conective tissue. No specialized junctions were formed between consecutive striated muscle fibers, or between striated muscle fibers and smooth muscle cells. Interstitial cells of Cajal were never situated as close to striated muscle fibers as to smooth muscle cells.
Primary author: Faussone-Pellegrini, M.S
Cortesini, C.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 10
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 1, nº 2 (1986)

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