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tubule

any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc.
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tubule

[′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
A slender, elongated microscopic tube in an anatomical structure.
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Ikemoto, "Immunological and biochemical properties of transverse tubule membranes isolated from rabbit skeletal muscle," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Exercise induces the translocation of GLUT4 to transverse tubules from an intracellular pool in rat skeletal muscle.
This signal is detected by the sarcolemma, the membrane around a muscle cell, and by transverse tubules, or t-tubles, which extend into the muscle from the sarcolemma.

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