muscle fiber

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muscle fiber

[′məs·əl ‚fī·bər]
(histology)
The contractile cell or unit of which muscle is composed.
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For both studies, the researchers used ventricular myocytes to study the impact of BPA and BPS on the development of aberrant spontaneous excitations, or "triggered activities" (one of the chief mechanisms that can give rise to arrhythmic activity), as well as on calcium handling (an indicator of cardiac physiology).
In a mouse study wherein investigators employed an anti-MIF antibody they were able to demonstrate a complete blockade of the LPS effect on myocytes.
The culture conditions were maintained continuously for 2-3 weeks to observe the morphology, growth, and percent viability of the MSCs; MSCs from these cultures were then assessed through real-time RT-PCR and immunofluorescence studies for cardiomyocytes and myocytes.
Changes in this subunit or Klf15 can affect the potassium current that governs repolarization of the cardiac myocyte.
The increases could be due to reversibly injured myocytes and the release of cardiac troponin from such cells.
Fibrosis can be reparative or reactive; "reactive" fibrosis, in which collagen accumulates in perivascular and interstitial tissue, is not accompanied by myocyte loss while in "replacement (reparative)" fibrosis myocyte loss and secondary microscopic scarring is detected (5).
As far as we know, ivabradine has no effect on myocytes, calcium flux, or contractility.
Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes occurs in the ventricle more than 90% of the time (usually the left ventricle), and the reported atrial occurrences have been exclusively right sided.
The cardiac myocytes are elongated muscle cells with a clear cross-striation.
NOS (nNOS, eNOS, iNOS), distributed in myocytes, plays a dual role, either acting as the trigger or mediator in isoflurane-induced cardio-protection (15).
Insulin has been shown to have an electrophysiological effect on myocytes of diabetic rats through its effects on glutathione metabolism (Xu et al.