Improved propagation in myometrium associated with gap junctions during parturition.

@article{Miller1989ImprovedPI,
  title={Improved propagation in myometrium associated with gap junctions during parturition.},
  author={Steven M. Miller and Robert E. Garfield and Edwin E. Daniel},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={256 1 Pt 1},
  pages={C130-41}
}
The hypothesis that gap junction (GJ) formation between myometrial cells at term improves electrical coupling was tested. We measured the spread of electrical excitation from six extracellular electrodes aligned on uterine strips in either the longitudinal (axial) or transverse (circumferential) direction. Spontaneous bursts propagated over the entire 15-mm recording distance in the axial direction at both preterm and parturition and showed some characteristics of a system of coupled relaxation… CONTINUE READING

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