Effects of Injury on the Structure of Intercellular Junctions in Cardiac Muscle
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Since the discovery that cardiac muscle was composed of discrete cellular units (Sjostrand and Anderson, 1954) and was not a structural syncytium, much has been published about cardiac intercellular junctions (see Sommer and Johnson, 1979 for a review). Therefore, the structure of normal cardiac intercellular junctions will be described briefly and then the effects of injury upon them will be discussed.
KeywordsIntercellular Junction Intercalate Disc Freeze Fracture Heart Muscle Cell Intercellular Cleft
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