List of abbreviations
of micros-
specialist terms
explained in
English +

Every attempt was made to provide correct information and labelling, however any liability for eventual errors or incompleteness is rejected!

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Dr. med.
H. Jastrow

of use
smooth muscle cell detail of a cross-section (monkey)
(for unlabelled original image click here, please!)

Ad = Area densa, dient der Verankerung der Af = Aktinfilamente;
C1 = Cytoplasma der glatten Muskelzelle mit Aktinfilamenten; C2 = Cytoplasma der Schwann'schen Zelle;
Ca = Caveolae (Einstülpungen in die Zellmembran);
Cd = Corpuscula densa (dichte Körperchen = intrazelluläre Filamentverankerung);
D = Interdigitation (Verzahnung zwischen 2 glatten Muskelzellen);
Ec = Euchromatin (Ort der Transcription); Hc = Heterochromatin (an Histonproteine gebundene inaktive DNA);
Gcp = Gliocytus periphericus (Schwann'sche Zelle [Kern]); Ko = Kollagenfasern des Endomysiums;
Mne = Membrana nuclearis externa (äußere Kernmembran); Mni = Membrana nuclearis interna (innere Kernmembran);
Mi = Mitochondrium (Crista-Typ); N = Nucleus (Zellkern); P = Plasmalemma (Zellmembran).

--> further images of smooth muscle cells: longitudinal details längs Fig.1 - Fig.2 - Fig.3; cross-section:  overview
--> Electron microscopic atlas Overview
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The image was kindly provided by Prof. H. Wartenberg, page & copyright H. Jastrow.