Junctions between Muscle Fibres in Cat Extraocular Muscles


MOST mammalian striated muscles possess a discretr-innervation band with the motor nerve terminals lying midway between the origin and insertion of the muscle fibres. The extraocular muscles of the cat, however, do not have a discrete innervation band, and motor endplates may be found anywhere within the middle two-thirds of the muscle. This scattered innervation suggests that some muscle fibres may receive more than one motor end plate, or that sorno muscle fibres may not run the full length of the muscle.

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FLOYD, K. Junctions between Muscle Fibres in Cat Extraocular Muscles. Nature 227, 185–186 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1038/227185a0

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