Toward a concept of stretch-coupling in smooth muscle. I. Anatomy of intestinal segmentation and sleeve contractions.

@article{Thuneberg2001TowardAC,
  title={Toward a concept of stretch-coupling in smooth muscle. I. Anatomy of intestinal segmentation and sleeve contractions.},
  author={Lars Thuneberg and Stephen L. Peters},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={2001},
  volume={262 1},
  pages={110-24}
}
Motility patterns and their structural basis were studied by video analysis, light and electron microscopy on the physiologically distended gut from normal and W/W(v) suckling mice and normal adult mice. Empty or diltiazem-relaxed intestine were used as references. In contrast to conventional primary aldehyde fixation, a brief primary fixation with osmic acid before aldehydes preserved the visible contraction patterns and revealed dynamic increases in the number of peg-and-socket junctions… CONTINUE READING