Dense bodies and actin polarity in vertebrate smooth muscle

@article{Bond1982DenseBA,
  title={Dense bodies and actin polarity in vertebrate smooth muscle},
  author={Meredith Bond and Avril V. Somlyo},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={95},
  pages={403 - 413}
}
The arrangement of cytoplasmic dense bodies in vertebrate smooth muscle and their relationship to the thin filaments was studied in cells from rabbit vas deferens and portal vein which were made hyperpermeable (skinned) with saponin and incubated with myosin subfragment 1 (S-1). The dense bodies were obliquely oriented, elongated structures sometimes appearing as chains up to 1.5 microns in length; they were often continuous across the cell for 200 to 300 nm and were interconnected by an… CONTINUE READING

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