myoneme


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my·o·neme

(mī'ō-nēm),
1. A muscle fibril.
2. One of the contractile fibrils of certain protozoans; thought to function in an analogous fashion to metazoan muscle fibers.
[myo- + G. nēma, thread]

myoneme

/myo·neme/ (mi´o-nēm) a fine contractile fiber found in the cytoplasm of certain protozoa.

my·o·neme

(mī'ō-nēm)
1. A muscle fibril.
2. One of the contractile fibrils of certain protozoans; thought to function in an analogous fashion to metazoan muscle fibers.
[myo- + G. nēma, thread]

myoneme

the contractile fibril that occurs in some PROTOZOANS, such as Stentor, Vorticella.
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The myonemes are the fiber system within the cell body that are bundled together to form the spasmoneme, the stalk's contractile organelle (Faure-Fremiet et al.
At the light microscopy level, two contractile organelles, the myonemes and spasmoneme, are detected by both antibodies (Fig.
Second, the peristomial ring formed by the myonemes does not fluoresce as strongly as with the N-termVcCentrin4-antibody.
One, [alpha]238305, is expressed near the pharynx, parietal muscle, and retractor muscle, suggesting a role in the adhesion of myonemes to the extracellular matrix.
2004a), and immunocytochemical studies provided evidence that NMDA receptors exist on the surface of nerve cells, nematocytes, myonemes of epitheliomuscular cells, and interstitial stem cells (Scappaticci et al.
Nerve processes from the gastrodermis crossed the muscle-free border of the mesoglea and entered into the individual oblong bundles of oral sphincter myonemes (Fig.
Most neurites observed within individual bundles of myonemes had densely granular vesicles, although occasional groups of nongranular vesicles were present.