Ultrastructure of single smooth muscle cells contracted by carbachol and calcium ion.

@article{Maruyama1987UltrastructureOS,
  title={Ultrastructure of single smooth muscle cells contracted by carbachol and calcium ion.},
  author={Ikurou Maruyama and Motomasa Kobayashi and C. Yoshida and Kazutaka Momose},
  journal={Journal of pharmacobio-dynamics},
  year={1987},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={396-403}
}
The ultrastructural changes of single smooth muscle cells of guinea pig taenia coli during contraction evoked by Ca2+ (Ca) and carbachol (CCh) were investigated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Cells, prepared in the presence of a high concentration (140 mM) of KCl, without addition of Ca, exhibited smooth surfaced contour. The contraction… CONTINUE READING