Dystrophin is expressed in smooth muscle and afferent nerve fibers in the rat urinary bladder.

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Summary of "Dystrophin is expressed in smooth muscle and afferent nerve fibers in the rat urinary bladder."

With increasing life expectancy, comorbidities become overt in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Though micturition problems are common, bladder functioning is poorly understood in DMD. We studied dystrophin expression, and multiple isoform involvement in the bladder during maturation to gain insights into their role in micturition.


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Name: Muscle & nerve
ISSN: 1097-4598


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Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.

A sensory branch of the MANDIBULAR NERVE, which is part of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The lingual nerve carries general afferent fibers from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the mandibular gingivae.

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