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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:
-alpha actinin
- intermediate filaments
- thin filaments


What causes the corkscrew configuration in smooth muscle?

The configuration of smooth muscle during contraction.


Does smooth muscle contain desmosomes or gap junctions?

No, they don't contain desmosomes, but they do contain gap junctions.