Stereological Assessment, Mechanical Measurement and Computer Modelling of Smooth Muscle


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We used mechanical measurements and unbiased statistical morphometry in order to supply the computer model of smooth muscle cells (SMC) and collagen connective tissue of a gastropod Arion sp. with sufficient input data. We identified the elasticity modulus for both living (34 kPa) and formalin-fixed samples (440 kPa). The relative volume proportion of SMC was 57.8%, their numerical density was 425 925 mm-3, surface density of SMC was 405.9 mm-1 and the mean cell volume was 1 358 .m3.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 567-568)

Edited by:

Pavel Šandera




Z. Tonar et al., "Stereological Assessment, Mechanical Measurement and Computer Modelling of Smooth Muscle", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 353-356, 2008

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December 2007




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