Molecular architecture of membranes involved in excitation-contraction coupling of cardiac muscle

@article{Sun1995MolecularAO,
  title={Molecular architecture of membranes involved in excitation-contraction coupling of cardiac muscle},
  author={Xun Sun and Feliciano Protasi and Masami Takahashi and Hiroshi Takeshima and Donald G. Ferguson and Clara Franzini-armstrong},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={129},
  pages={659 - 671}
}
Peripheral couplings are junctions between the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and the surface membrane (SM). Feet occupy the SR/SM junctional gap and are identified as the SR calcium release channels, or ryanodine receptors (RyRs). In cardiac muscle, the activation of RyRs during excitation-contraction (e-c) coupling is initiated by surface membrane depolarization, followed by the opening of surface membrane calcium channels, the dihydropyridine receptors (DHPRs). We have studied the disposition… CONTINUE READING

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