Fast Membrane Transformation in a Flashing Endoplasmic Reticulum

  • Jean-Marie Bassot
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 91)


Action potentials are known to propagate along plasma membranes, in axons as well as conducting epithelia1. Synaptic transmission or electrical coupling via gap junctions allows cell to cell communication2,3. Nevertheless, in the muscle system, the existence of dyad junctions coupling the transverse tubules of the plasma membrane with terminal saccules of the sarcoplasmic reticulum indicates that intracellular membrane pathways can also carry a fast signal.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Outer Ring Repetitive Stimulation Typical Emission Septate Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Bassot
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de BioluminescenceC.N.R.S.Gif sur YvetteFrance

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