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Synonyms for smooth muscle

a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)

muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope

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The LAMs cells are positive for HMB45 immunostaining, which may be identified from other types of smooth muscle cells.
They also found that overexpression of the calcium regulatory protein, sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA), or down-regulation of Nox4, a major source of reactive oxygen species in blood vessels, significantly improved nitric oxide responsiveness of smooth muscle cells from poor nitric oxide responders.
h-Caldesmon in leiomyosarcoma and tumors with smooth muscle cell--like differentiation: its specific expression in the smooth muscle cell tumor.
Angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are benign mesenchymal neoplasms composed of a variable mixture of adipose tissue and smooth muscle cells with anomalous vascular component.
a) Orcein Van Gieson's staining method to observe elastic fibres and collagen fibres, in which elastic fibres appear brown, collagen red and smooth muscle cells yellow.
Sections: In this review, we provide a brief introduction about the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis then we highlight the role of vascular smooth muscle cells in this disease, especially when a phenotypic switch of these cells arises.
Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) and aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were isolated from [Casp3.
But progerin's effects on smooth muscle cells were unknown before this study.
They also plan to use the smooth muscle cells derived from human induced pluripotcnt stem cells to test new treatments for progeria.
sup][8],[9] As a result, these leukocyte-endothelial interactions incur further cellular activation and production and secretion of cytokines and growth factors, together promoting the migration and proliferation of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of the artery affected and the development of artherosclerotic lesions.
Hai's research on human and rat vascular smooth muscle cells provides evidence of a link between nicotine and atherosclerosis.
ADM activates the potassium channel in smooth muscle cells to enable cellular hyperpolarization (8).
The development of atherosclerotic plaques is a slow and gradual process, pathologically characterized by the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells [1-10].
Rabbit urinary bladder smooth muscle cells were cultured as per the modified method of Atala et al.
Matthias Nollert at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and his colleagues coaxed liposuction-derived stem cells into forming smooth muscle cells found in arteries and veins.
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