In the smooth-muscle cells from guinea-pig ileum a highly developed sarcoplasmic reticulum has been observed immediately underneath the plasma membrane in close relationship to the caveolae intracellulares. It is suggested that sarcoplasmic reticulum in smooth muscle may play a similar role as in skeletal muscle, constituting the main intracellular store for calcium.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 May 1971
Caveolae Intracellulares and Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Smooth Muscle
Department of Anatomy, University College London, England
Received: 13 Nov 1970
Online Issn: 1477-9137
Print Issn: 0021-9533
Copyright © 1971 The Company of Biologists Ltd.
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G. GABELLA; Caveolae Intracellulares and Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Smooth Muscle. J Cell Sci 1 May 1971; 8 (3): 601–609. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.8.3.601
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