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Krause's membrane (Wilhelm Krause)

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A thin, dark disk that transversely crosses through and bisects the clear zone (isotropic disk) of a striated muscle fibre.

Description

A thin, dark disk that transversely crosses through and bisects the clear zone (isotropic disk) of a striated muscle fibre. The portion between two disks constitutes a sarcomere, the functional unit of contraction.

Bibliography

  • W. Krause:
    Die terminalen K├Ârperchen der einfach sensiblen Nerven. Hannover, 1860.

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