Ultrastructure of smooth muscle cells in the urinary system

  • John S. Dixon
  • John A. Gosling
Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 8)


This chapter provides a review of current knowledge on the ultrastructure of smooth muscle and its innervation in the urinary system including the ureter, renal calices and pelvis, and the urinary bladder. Emphasis is placed on the human urinary tract, since this has been a major field of study by the authors over the last several years. Tissue for examination in the electron microscope has been obtained either at operation or by biopsy with the cooperation of numerous local urological surgeons whose help is gratefully acknowledged.


Smooth Muscle Cell Basal Lamina Renal Pelvis Muscle Bundle Detrusor Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Dixon
    • 1
  • John A. Gosling
  1. 1.Department of Cell & Structural BiologyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland

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