Flashcards in Lecture 4- Muscular Tissue Deck (34)
How can you describe smooth muscle?
- few mitochondria
-no T tubules
- Actin & Myosin not organized in sarcomeres
- no striations
- cells are small and squished together
What is the function of dense bodies in smooth muscles?
They function as Z-discs as the attachment for:
- intermediate filaments
- thin filaments
What causes the corkscrew configuration in smooth muscle?
The configuration of smooth muscle during contraction.