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Encyclopedia > Myocytes

Myocyte is the technical term for a muscle cell. There are three types of muscle cells found in the three types of muscle tissue; skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle. The muscle cells of heart muscle tissue are called cardiomyocytes.


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Myocyte calcification in acute MI (4096 words)
In view of the deleterious effects of calcium on myocyte energy metabolism (13,14), we have postulated that the increase in myocardial calcium is a critical determinant of the deleterious effect of magnesium-deficient diets (15-17).
AMI was defined as acute myocyte necrosis evidenced by loss of cross striations and nuclei, with or without the presence of contraction bands, and with or without an inflammatory reaction.
That is, necrotic cardiac myocytes may become calcified, especially in patients who have a high serum calcium level or who are in uremia.(21,22).
bcl-2 overexpression promotes myocyte proliferation -- Limana et al. 99 (9): 6257 -- Proceedings of the National ... (4585 words)
It is noteworthy that connexin 43 was absent in the
Myocyte volume of each cell class was similar in TG and WT at 24 days, but it increased in both groups at 2 months.
Myocyte regeneration is a phenomenon that accompanies the normal development of the heart (8).
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