Cardiac muscle cell


Cardiac muscle cell
Cardiac muscle cell
Latin cardiomyocytus; myocytus cardiacus
Code TH H2.00.05.2.02004

A cardiac muscle cell or myocardiocyte (also known as cardiomyocyte[1] or cardiac myocyte[2]) is the myocyte specific to the myocardium (the heart muscle). Each myocardial cell contains myofibrils, which are long chains of sarcomeres, the contractile units of the cell. Myocardiocytes show similar patterns to skeletal muscle cells, but unlike multinucleated skeletal cells, myocardiocytes contain only one or two nuclei.

Myocardiocytes can contain vimentin and desmin.[3]

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References

  1. ^ Wolfgang Kühnel (1 January 2003). Color atlas of cytology, histology, and microscopic anatomy. Thieme. pp. 172–. ISBN 9783135624044. http://books.google.com/?id=wUFAGmVN_aMC&pg=PA172. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Julian Seifter; Austin Ratner; David Sloane (1 October 2005). Concepts in medical physiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 201–. ISBN 9780781744898. http://books.google.com/?id=A8H_9S4E0I4C&pg=PA201. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Sampayo-Reyes A, Narro-Juárez A, Saíd-Fernández S, et al. (2006). "Effect of clofibric acid on desmin and vimentin contents in rat myocardiocytes". Int. J. Toxicol. 25 (5): 403–8. doi:10.1080/10915810600846989. PMID 16940012. http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&doi=10.1080/10915810600846989&magic=pubmed%7C%7C1B69BA326FFE69C3F0A8F227DF8201D0. 



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